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Impact of the budget on BME families

27 July 2015

On Monday 27th July, the Runnymede Trust think-tank  launched its report on the impact of the 2015 budget on Britain’s BME citizens.

It found that four million minority ethnic people could be made worse off due to a range of budget measures that have a negative and disproportionate impact on BME people.

The report’s author, Dr Omar Khan, director of the Runnymede Trust, said that even taking into account the rising national minimum wage, BME people will be left with less money, and this could increase racial inequality.

Changes to tax credits, part-time working changes and benefit caps on households with three or more children will all have a greater impact on BME families.

The report is now available to download here.

A summary of the extensive media coverage is available here.