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General Election blog: What about social care?

General Election blog: What about social care?

Proposals in the Conservative Party manifesto which would increase the number of people who have to pay for the care they receive in their own home hit the headlines yesterday.  But with over a million people not getting the social care they need and local councils...

Pre-budget briefing: Social Security

Pre-budget briefing: Social Security

Ahead of the 2017 Budget, the UK Women’s Budget Group has written a briefing on the impact of cuts to social security benefits on women since 2010. Key points from the briefing are: Cuts to social security benefits affect women more than men because of their generally...

Exploring the economic impact of Brexit on women

    6:45pm - 8pm Tuesday 27 March House of Lords Committee Room 4A Exploring the economic impact of Brexit on women A joint meeting organised by the Women’s Budget Group and Fawcett Society #FaceHerFuture Hosted by Baroness Drake Brexit will mean new trading...

What is Feminist Economics?

What is Feminist Economics?

  This is a man's world This is a man's world But it would be nothing Nothing without a woman or a girl James Brown wasn’t an economist – and I have it on good authority he wasn’t much of a feminist either – but even he understood that the roles of both men AND...

WBG report ‘Intersecting Inequalities’ in the news

WBG report ‘Intersecting Inequalities’ in the news

Our recent report 'Intersecting Inequalities' has received widespread coverage. We've had a lot of press coverage from our new report with Runnymede on the impact of austerity policies on Black and Minority Ethnic women in the UK. If you haven't already, you can read...

Members invited to review Autumn Budget 2017

Members invited to review Autumn Budget 2017

All Women’s Budget Group members are invited to meet and review the Autumn Budget as it is announced by The Chancellor on Wednesday 22nd November 2017. This event will be hosted at Barrow Cadbury Trust, London. Date: Wednesday 22nd November Time: 12pm – 3pm...