Young Women Respond to Budget 2017
We asked young women their thoughts on Chancellor Phillip Hammond's 2017 Spring Budget. Here's what they had to say:
“It's great the Budget looks at getting young people into skilled jobs but there's still a lack of job security for young people generally. This is something that the government needs to address to really help young people.” - Noor Kalumba
“It's disheartening to see, on International Women's Day, how little the budget reflects the future of young women."
“As a young parent, Most of the time it's already a struggle to make ends meet, with the rising costs of private rent and living expenses. there still seems to be no promise of a secure future.” - Laura Davies
"With the continuous rise in living costs and even less hope of financial stability than my parents, the idea that I can save money and get on the housing ladder feels far-fetched. It doesn’t really feel like the Budget has much in it for young women like me, which leads me to feel even more disconnected to central government than ever before." - Glynn Davies
“An increase in inflation will push working families like mine, which are just about managing, over the line. That scares me, especially when salaries are not increasing! I want to be able to wake up and not worry about which bill to prioritise, but with this I guess I'm going to fall into more debts.” - Sophie Kathir