On 21 October 2019, Boris Johnson's government published the text of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill. It sets out the terms under which the UK would leave the European Union. The Women's Budget Group has analysed this document and the accompanying impact...
WBG calls on the Department for Work and Pensions to assess and publish the impact of Universal Credit on women before ‘managed migration’
Oct 16, 2019 | UK Policy Briefings
This briefing explains why it is important to publish an up to date assessment of the impact of Universal Credit (UC) on women, particularly Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) women and disabled women. It calls on the DWP to undertake a comprehensive...
Women’s Budget Group with Coventry Women’s Partnership have written a report, Housing for Women in Coventry, which reveals that:Average rents in Coventry take up 41% of the average salary for women in the city, and 25% of the average salary for men.A woman...
Sep 17, 2019 | UK Policy Briefings
The Operation Yellowhammer report was finally released and it confirms many of the issues the Women's Budget Group warned about in our report with the Fawcett Society on the economic impact of Brexit on Women in 2017 and in subsequent blogs and...
Read our full response HERE.An end to austerity? What the Spending Review means for women WBG response to the 2019 Spending ReviewThis was the Spending Review that was supposed to end austerity. The past decade has seen cuts to spending on public services...
Aug 27, 2019 | Consultation Responses
Aug 14, 2019 | Consultation Responses
On Wednesday 10th April, WBG in partnership with the Fawcett Society – hosted a roundtable discussion on the perceived barriers stopping women in the UK from joining the tech industry, drawing upon an independent HP commissioned study to find out why the...
Housing is one of the most urgent public policy issues in the UK . Our housing system is in crisis and the causes and impacts of that crisis are gendered. The report A home of her own, women and housing shows that housing is unaffordable for women in every...
Jun 14, 2019 | Consultation Responses
The Women's Budget Group has given evidence to the Low Pay Commission consultation on the National Minimum Wage (NMW.) The Low Pay Commission is the independent body that advises the Government on the level of the minimum wage. In October 2019 they will...
Benefits or barriers? Making social security work for survivors of violence and abuse across the UK’s four nations
Aspects of the social security system undermine the UK Government’s Domestic Abuse Bill.Economic abuse is included in a statutory definition of abuse in the draft Domestic Abuse Bill; but the Bill’s potential is undermined by aspects of the benefits system...
Jun 7, 2019 | Consultation Responses
Jun 3, 2019 | UK Policy Briefings
The collection and analysis of sex-disaggregated data is central to Gender-Responsive Budgeting (GRB) initiatives. GRB initiatives often involve an analysis of the impact of budgets or parts of budgets on different groups of women and men disaggregated by...
Jan 28, 2019 | Consultation Responses
Women’s Budget Group response to changes in Interest in Possession (IIP) trusts.
Submission to the Department for International Trade (October 2018)