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Blog No, Universal Credit is not ‘gender neutral’ Any reform of the social security system should be subject to a meaningful equality impact assessment. Press Releases We respond to Conservative Party tax and spending plans this week Cuts to corporation tax largely benefit men 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 UK Policy Briefings WBG response to the Queen’s speech – October 2019 UK Policy Briefings WBG calls on the Department for Work and Pensions to assess and publish the impact of Universal Credit on women before ‘managed migration’ Blog Committee Concludes the Government’s New Domestic Abuse Bill Neglects Migrant Women Consultation Responses Submission to the Labour party’s National Policy Forum 2019 consultation August 2019 Consultation Responses Submission to the Commission on Social Security July 2019 Reports Making devolution work for women: Sheffield City Region data report Blog Tell the new Prime Minister: tax cuts turn back the clock on gender equality Reports Benefits or barriers? Making social security work for survivors of violence and abuse across the UK’s four nations Blog Phillip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty: WBG responds to his report on UK poverty Events 12.06.2019 Report launch: Benefits or barriers? Making social security work for survivors of violence and abuse across the UK’s four nations The Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, 1 Parliament St, London SW1A 2JR, 5-6pm Toolkits A short guide to taxing for gender equality Produced by Oxfam with support from the Women’s Budget Group IAFFE conference Glasgow Blog Why the Government is wrong to change the pension credit rules 'Make no mistake, this is very bad news for everyone affected' Press Releases WBG welcomes Amber Rudd’s announcements on Universal Credit, but underlying problems still remain 11 January 2019 Events 12.12.2018 Report Launch: Life-Changing & Life-Saving: Funding for the women’s sector Jubilee Room, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA UK Policy Briefings 2018 WBG Briefing: Disabled Women and Austerity October 2018 UK Policy Briefings 2018 WBG Briefing: Women and Pensions October 2018 UK Policy Briefings 2018 WBG Briefing: Tax and Gender October 2018 UK Policy Briefings 2018 WBG Briefing: Social Security and Women October 2018 UK Policy Briefings 2018 WBG Briefing: Savings and Investments: Gender Issues October 2018 UK Policy Briefings 2018 WBG Briefing: Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave October 2018 Consultation Responses Childcare as a Barrier to Work Inquiry Submission to the Work and Pensions Committee (September 2018) Press Releases ‘Universal Credit risks increasing women’s vulnerability to abuse’ 12th September 2018 Blog ‘Taxing Families’ debate Fran Bennett on the case for independent taxation 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) Reports Universal Credit and financial abuse: exploring the links June 2018 Blog Intersecting Inequalities A new report from WBG and the Runnymede Trust looks at the impact of austerity on BME women In The Press ‘Intersecting Inequalities’ in the news Our recent report ‘Intersecting Inequalities’ has received widespread coverage. Events 12.09.2018 How might Universal Credit increase the risk of financial abuse? House of Commons, Committee Room 12, 3.00pm – 4.30pm Events 18.07.2018 Report Launch: The Female Face of Poverty House of Lords, Committee Room 3A, 6.30 - 8 pm Consultation Responses Universal Credit and Domestic Abuse Inquiry Submission to the Work and Pensions Select Committee (May 2018) Events 12.06.2018 Why does tax matter for equality between women and men? The Wilson Room, Portcullis House, 2pm UK Policy Briefings Universal Credit and Financial Abuse WBG and EVAW 2018 briefing on Universal Credit and financial abuse. Blog Debt is not a crime: reviewing imprisonment for council tax non-payment A guest blog by Naima Sakande from the Centre for Criminal Appeals. 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: Taxation 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 Security 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: Pensions 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 Press Releases New research shows Universal Credit failing the ‘just about managing’ 16th August 2017 Blog What’s tax got to do with it? Blog Plan F: Our General Election Manifesto Response Blog The General Election 2017 Blog General Election Blogs 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 Press Releases WBG publishes its full gender impact assessment of the 2017 Spring Budget 20th March 2017 UK Policy Briefings Tax treatment of savings and investments Ahead of the 2017 Spring Budget, WBG produced a briefing on the impact of changes in the tax treatment of savings and investments from a gender perspective 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 UK Policy Briefings Background briefing: Social Security Ahead of the 2017 Spring Budget, the UK Women’s Budget Group has written a briefing on the impact of cuts to social security benefits on women since 2010. Press Releases ‘There are no more efficiency savings to be had’, says Women’s Budget Group 1st March 2017 Blog Scottish Government commits to splitting payments of Universal Credit Press Releases New research shows poverty, ethnicity & gender magnify the impact of austerity on BME women 28th November 2016 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 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 A cumulative gender impact assessment of ten years of austerity policies A March 2016 briefing from the UK Women’s Budget Group. 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 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 Press Releases Marriage tax break fails women (and 69% of married couples) 6th December 2013 UK Policy Briefings Recognising marriage in the tax system will not benefit women Briefing on the 2013 Transferable Tax Allowance (November, 2013) Analysis Other social security The Women’s Budget Group analyses the gender impact of social security including working age benefits, tax credits and child benefit UK Budget Assessments The Impact on women of Autumn Financial Statement 2012 and Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill 2013 2012 Autumn FS Analysis Other Universal Credit All WBG's analyses on the gender impact of Universal Credit. Reports Gender analysis of the changes in indirect taxes introduced by the coalition government, 2010-2011 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.