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We are currently recruiting for two posts. The deadline for both applications is Monday 2nd October 2017. As part of a programme of growth we are recruiting a part-time Administrator and a part-time Research and Policy Officer to join our small staff team in our...

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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...

Pre-budget briefing: Social Security

Pre-budget briefing: Social Security

Ahead of the 2017 Budget, the UK Women’s Budget Group has written a briefing on the impact of cuts to social security benefits on women since 2010. Key points from the briefing are: Cuts to social security benefits affect women more than men because of their generally...

Pre-budget briefing: Taxation

Pre-budget briefing: Taxation

In advance of the 2017 Budget, the UK Women’s Budget Group has written a briefing on the impact of changes in taxation policy on women and on the funding of public services and investment

BME women and Austerity Report Launch

BME women and Austerity Report Launch

         The APPG on Race and Community and the APPG on Sex Equality are delighted to invite you to:   Intersecting Inequalities: BME women and Austerity – report launch Tuesday 10 October 2017 4–5.30pm  Committee Room 19, House of Commons, Westminster   On the 10th...

Come to our AGM!

Come to our AGM!

All Women's Budget Group members are warmly invited to attend our AGM (Annual General Meeting) this year which will be hosted at Unison.  Date: Wednesday 18th October Time: 4pm - 6.30pm, 6.30pm Drinks Reception Location: Unison Agenda: 4pm Business Meeting 5pm...

Recruiting for a Research and Policy Officer

Work for the UK Women’s Budget Group   The Women’s Budget Group is a network of feminist economists, researchers, policy experts and activists that works towards a more gender equal society in which women’s financial independence gives them greater autonomy. As part...

Recruiting for an Administrator

Work for the UK Women’s Budget Group   The Women’s Budget Group is a network of feminist economists, researchers, policy experts and activists that works towards a more gender equal society in which women’s financial independence gives them greater autonomy. As part...

Public Sector Equality Duty Evidence

Public Sector Equality Duty Evidence

WBG has contributed to the Fawcett Society's Sex Discrimination Law Review Fawcett has set up a Sex Discrimination Law Review to look at the detail of the law for sex equality in the UK. Co-Director of the Women's Budget Group Mary-Ann Stephenson submitted evidence to...

Gender Budgeting in Scotland: A Work in Progress

Gender Budgeting in Scotland: A Work in Progress

New special issue includes article on Gender Budgeting in Scotland Angela O'Hagan has published an article about the progress of gender budgeting in Scotland in the Journal of the Institute of Public Administration of Ireland. O'Hagan is the Convenor of the Scottish...

Women and the Housing Crisis Workshop

Women and the Housing Crisis Workshop

One year after the mayoral election, how can we make the Mayor’s Housing Strategy work better for women? Please see our completed report of the workshop here - Women and the Housing Crisis Workshop July 2017 The Women’s Budget Group would like to invite you to a...

What’s tax got to do with it?

What’s tax got to do with it?

Tax has a significant impact on gender equality.   It's the main way we pay for public expenditure, the public services and social security that we all need. Because women look after others more than men, often at the expense of their own incomes, they use public...

Plan F: Our General Election Manifesto Response

Plan F: Our General Election Manifesto Response

The Women's Budget Group have put together a full manifesto response to the policies of the seven main parties - Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, the Green Party, UKIP, WEP and the SNP. In March 2015, the Women's Budget Group and the Scottish Women's Budget...