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The Women’s Budget Group scrutinises government policy from a gender perspective. We are a network of leading feminist economists, researchers, policy experts and campaigners committed to achieving a more gender equal future. We have worked towards this since 1989.

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Women’s Budget Group is an independent, not-for-profit that monitors the impact of government policies on men and women. We put forward policies for a more gender equal future and build the capacity of women and women’s groups to participate in economic debates.

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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

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...

Women and the Housing Crisis Workshop

Women and the Housing Crisis Workshop

One year after the mayoral election, how can we make the Mayor’s Housing Strategy work better for women? Please see our completed report of the workshop here - Women and the Housing Crisis Workshop July 2017 The Women’s Budget Group would like to invite you to a...

What’s tax got to do with it?

What’s tax got to do with it?

Tax has a significant impact on gender equality.   It's the main way we pay for public expenditure, the public services and social security that we all need. Because women look after others more than men, often at the expense of their own incomes, they use public...

Plan F: Our General Election Manifesto Response

Plan F: Our General Election Manifesto Response

The Women's Budget Group have put together a full manifesto response to the policies of the seven main parties - Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, the Green Party, UKIP, WEP and the SNP. In March 2015, the Women's Budget Group and the Scottish Women's Budget...

The General Election 2017

The General Election 2017

Women's Budget Group has carried out analysis on a wide range of policy which we will be using to raise awareness around the upcoming General Election 2017. See our election blog specials on Brexit, social care, and social security with more to come! We've also set up...

IMF Worldwide Review of Gender Budgeting

IMF Worldwide Review of Gender Budgeting

At the Women's Budget Group we are happy to see that the IMF is paying some attention to Gender Budgeting.   The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has undertaken research on gender and macroeconomics which includes a world-wide survey of gender budgeting as a tool to...