Autumn/Winter Webinar Series: Money in the Household: Social Security

Event Date: Monday 25th January 2021

Money in the Household: Social Security

The Women’s Budget Group invite you to the next in our series of Autumn/Winter webinars addressing the most pressing issues facing women across the UK today.

‘Money in the Household: Social Security’ will explore how money is managed in households, how social security benefits like Universal Credit impact this, and the effect that this has on women.

The Coronavirus pandemic has heightened the need for a social security system that provides protection against risk, as households on Universal Credit increased by 1.7 million from February – June 2020. Women are more likely than men to rely on social security for a larger part of their income because of their generally lower earnings, longer lives and greater caring responsibilities. The social security system we have in place has a huge impact on the way that money is managed in the household.

In a discussion chaired by Karissa Singh (Women’s Budget Group) we will hear from Marilyn Howard (University of Bristol Law School) and Fran Bennett (Department of Policy and Social Intervention, University of Oxford) as they launch their latest research briefing looking at the distribution of money in the household and current social security issues. We will also hear from Monica Costa Dias (Institute for Fiscal Studies) on how the allocation of household resources impact inequality, particularly on children during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Register to attend here.