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Written by Caroline Waterworth UK Policy Briefings How has the risk of precarious work in the UK evolved since Covid-19? Press Releases House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee Report on DWP’s preparations for changes in the world of work Blog ONS Labour Market Statistics (April 2021) Events 30.04.2021 Local Government Finance: Can Equality Impact Assessments Make a Difference? Press Releases Disabled mothers three times more likely to have lost work during the pandemic Blog Is Shared Parental Leave really the great equaliser? UK Policy Briefings Spring Budget 2021: Women and employment during Covid-19 Consultation Responses Submission to IPSA Consultation on Parental Leave UK Policy Briefings Shared Parental Leave reform Reports Pushed to More Precarity: The uneven impact of lockdowns on mothers and lower income parents Events 19.02.2021 Autumn/Winter Webinar Series: Shared Parental Leave Press Releases Responding to ONS data: How people spent their time after the March 2020 coronavirus lockdown Events 14.12.2020 Autumn/Winter Webinar Series: Inequalities and Covid-19 – Turning Back the Clock? Women’s (un)paid work in 2020 Events 04.12.2020 Autumn/Winter Webinar Series: Inequalities and Covid-19 – Generation Covid: Young Women and Covid-19 Reports Inequalities in academia – impact on early career researchers Events 15.10.2020 Women’s Budget Group AGM Reports Creating a Caring Economy: A Call to Action This report explores how we can build back better after coronavirus through exploring what kind of world do we want to create? What kind of economy do we want to make? Events 30.09.2020 Creating a caring economy: a call to action Events 08.09.2020 ‘A care-led recovery and building back better’ online webinar Online webinar where policy experts discuss why a recovery from Coronavirus must centre care in order to build a fairer, more gender-equal economy Blog Latest ONS data on employment (Apr-June 2020) Blog New ONS data on time use and parenting in lockdown (22 July 2020) Blog Latest ONS data on employment (March-May 2020) Reports Latest Report: Migrant Women and the Economy Press Releases Report Launch: Covid-19: No safety net for migrant women Events 05.05.2020 ‘Migrant Women and the Economy’ digital report launch Press Releases Low paid women at highest risk of exposure to Covid 19 There are over 3 million people in jobs at high risk of exposure to Covid 19 in the UK – 77% of them are women. UK Policy Briefings Briefing: Covid-19 – Gender and other Equality Issues Blog ‘Collective Bargaining and Gender Equality’ (Pillinger and Wintour) – a review Blog The ideological dangers of austerity – and why women are bearing the brunt of it Blog by Stephanie Gillibrand for our ECN 'Women and the Economy' series Blog Submission to BEIS Good Work Plan consultation November 2019 Blog ‘Invisible Women’: a mind-blowing exposure of a male-centred world (review) Feminist Economics Book Club Blog The role of qualitative research for gender budgeting Blog Investment, Austerity, and Female Employment Blog post by Jessica Brown on our ECN 'Women and the Economy' blog series. Press Releases 32 Women’s and Equality Organisations launch a ‘Manifesto for Women and Girls’ UK Policy Briefings General Election 2019: Towards an Economy which Works for Women Consultation Responses Submission to the OHCHR Questionnaire: ‘Women’s Human Rights in the Changing World of Work. August 2019 Blog Committee Concludes the Government’s New Domestic Abuse Bill Neglects Migrant Women Blog Eighteenth Century Wet-Nursing Practices and Reproductive Care Chains – What Has (Not) Changed? Blog post by Eliska Bujokova on our ECN series 'Women and the Economy' Consultation Responses Submission to the Labour party’s National Policy Forum 2019 consultation August 2019 Reports Making devolution work for women: Sheffield City Region data report Press Releases Government’s roadmap to gender equality need to be paved with more than just good intentions. Blog Young Carers and the Invisibility Cloak Blog post by Chloe Alexander on our ECN 'Women and the Economy' blog series. Consultation Responses Submission to the Low Pay Commission consultation Blog And still we earn less: The gender pay gap in the UK Blog post by Deborah Giustini on our ECN series 'Women and the Economy' Useful Links Twenty-first Century Councils A toolkit enabling and supporting women, parents and carers to stand and serve in local government IAFFE conference Glasgow Blog Gender equality in the Japanese and British workplace: A neoliberal mask for economic growth? Blog post on our ECN series "Women and the Economy" Blog Gender Segregation by Field of Study in Higher Education: A New Way of Gender Inequality? The first blog post of our ECN series "Women and the Economy" Blog Why older women’s economic empowerment matters for international development A guest blog by Kate Horstead, Policy Advisor at Age International UK Policy Briefings 2018 WBG Briefing: Disabled Women and Austerity October 2018 UK Policy Briefings 2018 WBG Briefing: Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave October 2018 UK Policy Briefings 2018 WBG Briefing: Women, Employment and Earnings October 2018 Consultation Responses Childcare as a Barrier to Work Inquiry Submission to the Work and Pensions Committee (September 2018) Blog Transforming Care OpenDemocracy publishes a new eBook outlining a new vision for Britain's economy Blog Rethinking low pay and in-work poverty Fran Bennett clears up the confusion around low pay and in-work poverty. Reports The Female Face of Poverty Our 2018 report looking at the causes and consequences of economic deprivation for women. Consultation Responses Social Care Funding Inquiry Submission to the Lords Select Committee (October 2018) Blog Intersecting Inequalities A new report from WBG and the Runnymede Trust looks at the impact of austerity on BME women Media Coverage ‘Intersecting Inequalities’ in the news Our recent report ‘Intersecting Inequalities’ has received widespread coverage. Events 18.07.2018 Report Launch: The Female Face of Poverty House of Lords, Committee Room 3A, 6.30 - 8 pm Blog 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. Resources #MoreWomenInEcon campaign resources A campaign to ask governments and universities to do more to address the lack of women in economics. UK Policy Briefings Universal Credit and Financial Abuse WBG and EVAW 2018 briefing on Universal Credit and financial abuse. UK Policy Briefings Autumn Budget 2017: Pre-Budget Briefings Ahead of the 2017 Autumn Budget, the UK Women’s Budget Group have written a series of briefings on the gender impact of policy in 12 distinct areas. Reports Intersecting Inequalities A 2017 report from the WBG & The Runnymede Trust looking at the impact of austerity on BME women. UK Policy Briefings 2017 Pre-budget briefing: Childcare Our series of briefings on the gender impact of policy in 12 distinct areas ahead of the Autumn Budget 2017. UK Policy Briefings 2017 Pre-Budget Briefing: Social Care Our series of briefings on the gender impact of policy in 12 distinct areas ahead of the Autumn Budget 2017. UK Policy Briefings 2017 Pre-Budget Briefing: Employment Our series of briefings on the gender impact of policy in 12 distinct areas ahead of the Autumn Budget 2017. UK Policy Briefings Universal Credit: A 2017 briefing from the UK Women’s Budget Group Blog New report reveals huge racial disparities in income for ethnic minority women Events 10.10.2017 Report Launch: Intersecting Inequalities House of Commons, Committee Room 19, 4pm-5.30pm Blog Public Sector Equality Duty Evidence Press Releases New research shows Universal Credit failing the ‘just about managing’ 16th August 2017 Blog Plan F: Our General Election Manifesto Response Blog The General Election 2017 Blog General Election Blogs Blog General Election 2017 blog: What about social care? Events 22.05.2017 The General Election Women’s Hustings Monday 22 May, Chartered Insurance Institute, London, 6pm – 8pm Events 09.05.2017 What will Brexit mean for Women? Tuesday 9 May 2017, LSE Old Building (room OLD.3.28), 11am - 1pm Consultation Responses Submission to Government’s Industrial Strategy Consultation April 2017 Press Releases WBG publishes its full gender impact assessment of the 2017 Spring Budget 20th March 2017 UK Policy Briefings Social care: A system in crisis WBG's 2017 briefing on the crisis in social care UK Policy Briefings Childcare: Key policy issues Ahead of the 2017 Spring Budget, the UK Women’s Budget Group produced a briefing on the key policy issues impacting childcare. Analysis Outcry over NICs hides the biggest losers of government tax and benefit policy Press Releases ‘Little to celebrate on International Women’s Day’, says the Women’s Budget Group 8th March 2017 Press Releases ‘There are no more efficiency savings to be had’, says Women’s Budget Group 1st March 2017 Reports Investing in the Care Economy A 2017 report by WBG for the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and UN Women. Press Releases New research shows poverty, ethnicity & gender magnify the impact of austerity on BME women 28th November 2016 Reports Investing in the Care Economy: Investing 2% of GDP in care industries could create 1.5 million jobs 2016, A report for the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Events 18.11.2016 Report Launch: Towards a New Deal for Care and Carers Launching ‘Towards a New Deal for Care and Carers’ at the House of Lords Press Releases Low income women to lose up to £2000 from tax and benefit changes 18th November 2016 Useful Links Women and austerity in the UK Women and those on low incomes have already borne the brunt of the first wave of austerity under the Coalition government Blog Towards a New Deal For Care and Carers New report launched by the PSA Care Commission and Women’s Budget Group (2016) Reports Towards a New Deal for Care and Carers A 2016 report of the PSA Commission on Care Analysis May Monitor: How will Theresa May’s Government live up to her early promises? How will Theresa May’s Government live up to her early promises? Blog #MayMonitor – WBG launches new campaign #MayMonitor – an on-going project to track the actions of May’s Government Press Releases Rethinking austerity is overdue: it has hit women and ethnic minorities hardest 14th June 2016 Blog Budget 2016: Women paying for the Chancellor’s tax cuts A comprehensive assessment of how the 2016 Budget will impact on women and gender equality UK Policy Briefings Investing in the Care economy to boost employment and gender equality 2016 briefing on a gender analysis of employment stimulus in seven OECD countries Useful Links Employment and Pay The Women’s Budget Group analyses the gender impact of employment and pay policies Blog Budget response: Women paying for the Chancellor’s tax cuts Budget response (March, 2016) Blog Policies of the Conservative Government to be more regressive than those of the Coalition A new briefing launched today by the UK Women’s Budget Group (March, 2016) Blog Investing 2% of GDP in care industries could create 1.5 million jobs A new report launched today shows that investing public funds in childcare and elder care services is a worthwhile investment Reports Here to Stay: Women’s self-employment in a (post) austerity era March 2016 Blog Parliament debates impact of austerity on women 9 December 2015: Topics covered in the debate, which lasted three hours, included the gender pay gap, benefit changes, and occupational segregation UK Policy Briefings Poverty in the UK: the need for a gender perspective A briefing (June, 2015) UK Policy Briefings How do election 2015 party manifestos measure up to a Plan F? A briefing (November, 2016) Blog What does the 2015 Autumn Financial Statement mean for women? How the measures announced in the joint Autumn Statement and Comprehensive Spending Review will impact on women Consultation Responses WBG Response to Department for Trade and Industry’s Consultation ‘Work and Families: Choice and Flexibility’ 2005 May Analysis Other Pensions WBG's analyses of the gender impact of the state and private pension systems. Consultation Responses Aspects of the Economics of an Ageing Population A March 2003 joint response from WBG & Fawcett Society to the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs Call for Evidence.