WBG Submission to the UK COVID-19 Inquiry 2022

Date Posted: Monday 17th April 2023

Covid-19Gender InequalityUnpaid Work

The Women’s Budget Group submitted written evidence to the UK COVID-19 Inquiry in November 2022.

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Overall, we state that the Government’s measures in response to Covid exacerbated pre-existing inequalities and created new ones that have disproportionately impacted women. It is the view of WBG that Government did not carry out robust Equality Impact Assessments of its responses to Covid-19. The submission includes an overview of the research WBG has conducted on the gendered inequalities of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as brief summaries exploring these inequalities across employment, the furlough scheme, SEISS, unpaid care and child care.