Media round-up: September 2018
Date Posted: Thursday 11th October 2018
Who's been talking about our work this month?
We take a look back over some of the media coverage WBG research and analysis received in September:
An SNP MP blasts the DWP’s flagship policy for playing into the hands of domestic abusers
Nye Jones, 12 September 2018
Whitford issued her statement in response to a report from campaign groups the Women’s Budget Group, End Violence Against Women and Surviving Economic Abuse. … This provides credence to the director of Women’s Budget Group Mary-Ann Stephenson’s claim that single payments are undermining women’s economic independence and their ability to leave abusive relationships.
Tory scheme to help domestic abuse victims is being used by just 15 people
Dan Bloom, 13 September 2018
References the meeting we had to discuss the findings of our Universal Credit and Financial Abuse report.
UK Government ‘lagging behind in making budgets work for women’
21 September 2018
“WBG warned the UK Government that it is in danger of lagging behind, as it launched Women Count: A Casebook for Gender Responsive Budgeting. This brings together lessons learned from WBG’s work since 1989 and is aimed as a resource for organisations wanting to do similar work in other countries.”
Women have the most to lose from Brexit so it’s time for us to take control
Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, 26 September 2018
Exploring the Economic Impact of Brexit on Women, a ground breaking joint report by the Women’s Budget Group and Fawcett Society, revealed several key ways in which hard Brexit will adversely impact women…
The Women’s Budget Group (WBG) suggests that if leaving the EU triggers a fall in GDP, the government is likely to cut public spending further. “Reductions in public spending have a disproportionate negative impact on women as the primary users of public services, the majority of workers in the public sector, and the main providers of unpaid work when public services are cut,” the WBG says in a March 2018 report.