The gender pay gap: myth-busting!

  Last week saw the deadline for UK employers with 250 or more employees to publish their gender pay gap data. Over 10,000 businesses reported payroll figures comparing the average pay of men and women within their organisation. At first glance, it isn’t pretty....

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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...

Pre-budget briefing: Taxation

Pre-budget briefing: Taxation

In advance of the 2017 Budget, the UK Women’s Budget Group has written a briefing on the impact of changes in taxation policy on women and on the funding of public services and investment

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...

BME women and Austerity Report Launch

BME women and Austerity Report Launch

         The APPG on Race and Community and the APPG on Sex Equality are delighted to invite you to:   Intersecting Inequalities: BME women and Austerity – report launch Tuesday 10 October 2017 4–5.30pm  Committee Room 19, House of Commons, Westminster   On the 10th...

Come to our AGM!

Come to our AGM!

All Women's Budget Group members are warmly invited to attend our AGM (Annual General Meeting) this year which will be hosted at Unison.  Date: Wednesday 18th October Time: 4pm - 6.30pm, 6.30pm Drinks Reception Location: Unison Agenda: 4pm Business Meeting 5pm...

Recruiting for a Research and Policy Officer

Work for the UK Women’s Budget Group   The Women’s Budget Group is a network of feminist economists, researchers, policy experts and activists that works towards a more gender equal society in which women’s financial independence gives them greater autonomy. As part...

Recruiting for an Administrator

Work for the UK Women’s Budget Group   The Women’s Budget Group is a network of feminist economists, researchers, policy experts and activists that works towards a more gender equal society in which women’s financial independence gives them greater autonomy. As part...

Public Sector Equality Duty Evidence

Public Sector Equality Duty Evidence

WBG has contributed to the Fawcett Society's Sex Discrimination Law Review Fawcett has set up a Sex Discrimination Law Review to look at the detail of the law for sex equality in the UK. Co-Director of the Women's Budget Group Mary-Ann Stephenson submitted evidence to...

Gender Budgeting in Scotland: A Work in Progress

Gender Budgeting in Scotland: A Work in Progress

New special issue includes article on Gender Budgeting in Scotland Angela O'Hagan has published an article about the progress of gender budgeting in Scotland in the Journal of the Institute of Public Administration of Ireland. O'Hagan is the Convenor of the Scottish...