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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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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...

General Election blog: What about social care?

General Election blog: What about social care?

Proposals in the Conservative Party manifesto which would increase the number of people who have to pay for the care they receive in their own home hit the headlines yesterday.  But with over a million people not getting the social care they need and local councils...

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....

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’...

Exploring the economic impact of Brexit on women

    6:45pm - 8pm Tuesday 27 March House of Lords Committee Room 4A Exploring the economic impact of Brexit on women A joint meeting organised by the Women’s Budget Group and Fawcett Society #FaceHerFuture Hosted by Baroness Drake Brexit will mean new trading...