Gender and the Budget 2020

Event Date: Wednesday 11th March 2020

We know that women and men continue to be differently situated in the economy with different groups of women differently and disproportionately impacted by economic policy. The new Conservative government has promised to ‘level up’ deprived areas and increase public spending. At the same time Government departments have been told to make cuts of up to 5%, suggesting austerity may not be over.

  • How will these announcements impact on different groups of women in the economy?
  • Will they help or hinder gender equality in the UK?
  • Will spending include the spending on social infrastructure needed to support women?
  • What will be the impact on Brexit on the Chancellor’s decisions?

Join us on the 11th March at LSE’s new Alumni Centre to find out.

The full address is: Alumni Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, England, WC2A 2AE

We anticipate the timings of the day to be as follows:

  • 12:00-12:30 Budget viewing
  • 12:30-12:45 WBG staff identifying key themes for our immediate press release
  • 12:30 – 1:30 Discussion of the budget impact on women and other marginalised groups
  • 1:30-2:15 Light lunch served
  • 2:15 – 3:00 join us for an extended discussions about the budget and gender responsive budgeting with students from the LSE Department of Gender Studies.

This is a free event but booking is essential. Book here.