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Women in Poverty and Employment in London

As part of Women’s Resource Centre‘s “London for All” project, funded by London Councils, the report looked at London a “Tale of Two Cities” with enormous inequalities in the city and between boroughs.

The combination of cuts to benefits and rising housing, transport, and childcare costs has hit women hard, with differing but significant impact on women in low-paid work, young and old women, disabled and BME women, and women with caring responsibilities.

What is perhaps most troubling is that London exhibits a growing disparity between the rich and the poor with the capital drifting apart to display separate realities. Women are at the heart of this problem as the more frequently low-paid and poor portion of the city’s inhabitants.

The attached report pulls together key statistics about women in poverty, challenges of childcare, low pay, and rising costs.

View and download the report