The HM Treasury Autumn Statement

The HM Treasury Autumn Statement, published 23 November, announced another round of Tampon Tax funding to be open on 1 December 2016:

5.15 Tampon Tax Fund for women’s charities – The government will award £3 million to Comic Relief to distribute to a range of women’s charities. The government will also invite applications from charities from 1 December 2016 for the next round of Tampon Tax funding to support women’s charities, including those running programmes that tackle violence against women and girls.

Also confirmed funding for additional prison staff:

5.17 Prison safety and wider reforms to the justice system – The government will provide up to £500 million of additional funding across the period to the Ministry of Justice. As announced by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, as part of the Prison Safety and Reform white paper, this will enable the recruitment of 2,500 extra prison officers to improve prison safety. It will also fund wider reforms to the justice system. (31)

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