Responding to today’s Budget, CEO of the Race Equality Foundation, Jabeer Butt OBE said: “We wanted to see today’s Budget investing in people over places and building back fairer for those communities that have been so badly hit by the many effects of the pandemic. Covid has had a disproportionately damaging impact on Black, Asian and minority ethnic families and children, so cash for family hubs and parenting programmes in today’s Budget is welcome.
“But the scale of support is too small. It reveals a lack of ambition on the Government’s part when it comes to making a meaningful positive impact on these families’ lives. At a time when many poor UK families are worse off than ever – particularly now that the Universal Credit uplift has been cut, removing £1,040 from their pockets – the money announced is a drop in the ocean.”
Notes to editors
1. About the Race Equality Foundation
The Race Equality Foundation is a national charity tackling racial inequality across public services to improve the lives of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. Its areas of work cover health and care, housing, children and families, employment, communities and more.
2. Press contact: Shiryn Sayani, Communications & Campaigns Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07593 454182