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The Women’s Budget Group scrutinises government policy from a gender perspective. We are a network of leading feminist economists, researchers, policy experts and campaigners committed to achieving a more gender equal future. We have worked towards this since 1989.

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Women’s Budget Group is an independent, not-for-profit that monitors the impact of government policies on men and women. We put forward policies for a more gender equal future and build the capacity of women and women’s groups to participate in economic debates.

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Exploring the Economic Impact of Brexit on Women

Exploring the Economic Impact of Brexit on Women

The WBG believes that there is strong evidence that the overall impact of Brexit on UK GDP will be negative and that a no deal ‘Hard Brexit’ would be the most damaging. This would have serious implications for women as workers, consumers and (if the Government...

PRESS RELEASE: Spring Statement 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Spring Statement 2018

13 March 2018 For immediate release You can download a PDF of the press release here. In response to the Spring Statement Dr Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of the UK Women’s Budget Group said today The Chancellor claimed that ‘there is light at the end of the tunnel’...

Feminist Budget Takeover

Feminist Budget Takeover

    On Monday 11th December the government has the opportunity to put fairness at the heart of our tax and benefit system. Stella Creasy MP, has put forward an amendment to the most recent budget asking the government to commit to analysing how its plans...

Gender Responsive Budgeting Reception

Gender Responsive Budgeting Reception

    Please join the Women’s Budget Group at a reception to celebrate our work and launch Women Count: A casebook on gender responsive budgeting   Wednesday 19 September 2018 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm The Living Room, City Hall, London, SE1 2AA The last few...

AGM 2018

AGM 2018

    We warmly invite all members to join us for our AGM, which this year takes place at City Hall in London. Date: Wednesday 19 September 2018 Time: 4pm – 5.30pm Location: The Living Room, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA Join the staff team,...

Guest blog: Brexit, Work and Women

Guest blog: Brexit, Work and Women

Agnes Norris Keiller is a research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. She is currently researching the labour market impacts of future trade policy scenarios in work funded under the ESRC's UK in a Changing Europe initiative. With less than a year until...

The gender pay gap: myth-busting!

The gender pay gap: myth-busting!

  Last week saw the deadline for UK employers with 250 or more employees to publish their gender pay gap data. Over 10,000 businesses reported payroll figures comparing the average pay of men and women within their organisation. At first glance, it isn’t pretty....