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How women will shape the general election Press Releases With 25% of women currently undecided, women’s votes will swing the next general election Press Releases Gender wealth gap soars to 42% by age 64 with staggering 177% disparity in shares and severe long-term economic impact on women, warns Women’s Budget Group Reports Why taxation of wealth is a feminist issue: A gendered analysis of wealth in Great Britain A report by the Women's Budget Group Press Releases We need a feminist approach to tackling inflation WBG’s response to the Bank of England’s interest rate announcement UK Policy Briefings Gender and Monetary Policy A briefing from the Women’s Budget Group Press Releases Women’s Budget Group Response to Prime Minister Changing of Green Policies Press Releases WBG says UK Government lags behind OECD peers’ ambitions for early education and childcare UK Policy Briefings Early Education and Childcare in the UK and Beyond: Key Challenges and Lessons A two-part briefing from the Women’s Budget Group exploring key challenges facing the UK’s early education and childcare alongside lessons from international examples, with a summary of both Early Education and Childcare Coalition Events 10.10.2023 Party Conference fringe events: Not your average voter? How women will shape the next general election Reports The Census and Feminism: How Census 2021 Data Benefits Feminist Analysis and Activism A joint report by the Women's Budget Group and the Global Institute for Women's Leadership UK Policy Briefings A feminist approach to macroeconomics Briefing from the Women’s Budget Group Press Releases WBG says funding childcare and early years is vital to economic growth, but can only be achieved with adequate support for those on low incomes UK Policy Briefings The two-child limit to means tested benefits Briefing from the Women’s Budget Group Reports Gender Gaps in Access to Civil Legal Justice A survey of support services in England and Wales Press Releases Gender Gaps in Access to Civil Legal Justice: New Report Reveals Alarming Disadvantages Faced by Women Press Releases Women’s Budget Group says Labour should promote investment in the early years Press Releases Equality rights groups call for Treasury transparency Press Releases WBG urges the Labour Party not to lose ambition on childcare Press Releases WBG says we should develop a National Care Service we can be as proud of as we are the NHS Press Releases WBG welcomes funding boost for childcare in Universal Credit but it remains insufficient to meet actual cost of childcare today UK Budget Assessments Women’s Budget Group full response to the Spring Budget 2023 UK Budget Assessments WBG finds Government funding for early education and childcare falls short by £5.2bn Press Releases WBG’s response to the Spring Statement 2023 Press Releases The Chancellor must invest £1.82bn in childcare to help families with the cost-of-living crisis UK Policy Briefings Spring Budget 2023 Pre-Budget Briefings Press Releases Women’s Budget Group says underfunded expansion could be a fatal blow to the early years Consultation Responses WBG Budget Representation 2023 Consultation Responses Inquiry on support for childcare and the early years: Submission to the Education Select Committee Blog Focusing on Care can address both the Climate and the Cost-of-living Crises Blog Austerity is Gender-based Violence Blog Activism to End Violence against Women and Girls UK Budget Assessments Misguided plans for Austerity 2.0 – WBG response to Autumn Statement 2022 Press Releases WBG’s response to the Autumn Statement 2022: The budget means real terms cuts to public services that will hurt people and the economy Press Releases WBG warns against austerity 2.0, a triple whammy for women Press Releases A Green and Caring Economy: a feminist vision for tackling the climate crisis and transforming the economy Press Releases WBG analysis finds cuts to benefits would drive over 100,000 lone parents and 200,000 children into poverty UK Policy Briefings Who loses from benefit uprating changes? A gendered analysis UK Budget Assessments An Inequality Budget Unfit for a Cost-of-Living Crisis Press Releases WBG’s response to Labour’s childcare announcement Press Releases WBG’s response to the mini-budget announcement on 23 September 2022 Press Releases The energy cap freeze is welcome but there is a long way to go Press Releases A one-off energy cap is not enough Press Releases Women at high risk of job loss as fuel crisis hits small businesses UK Policy Briefings The Cost Crisis: a Gendered Analysis UK Policy Briefings Sustainable lifestyle changes for a green and caring economy Press Releases WBG’s response to the Government’s consultation on childcare ratios UK Policy Briefings Trade and Health: a Gendered Analysis UK Policy Briefings The Income Crisis: a Gendered Analysis Events 29.06.2022 Trade and Health through a feminist lens Blog The WTO’s Gendered Comeback: Gender Concerns at the 12th Ministerial Conference Press Releases WBG’s response to the Chancellor’s cost-of-living support package UK Policy Briefings Managing Risk Through Security: Social security’s contribution to tackling climate change and gender inequality UK Policy Briefings Labour Market Changes for a Green and Caring Economy Events 23.05.2022 Protecting Women’s Incomes with a Green, Caring Economy Press Releases WBG’s response to the Queen’s Speech 2022 Press Releases Women’s Budget Group supports the call for an Emergency Budget UK Budget Assessments WBG Full Response to the Spring Statement 2022 UK Policy Briefings The gendered impact of the cost-of-living crisis UK Policy Briefings Spring Budget 2022 Pre-Budget Briefings UK Budget Assessments Comprehensive Spending Review 2021: A Joint Representation from the UK Women’s Budget Group UK Policy Briefings Revitalising Local Communities Events 07.10.2021 Revitalising local communities across the UK – for people and planet UK Policy Briefings Government’s announced plan will not “fix social care once and for all” – we need a free universal social care system Press Releases WBG media statement for Government social care announcement Press Releases Government plan to remove the £20 uplift to Universal Credit is out of step with young Conservative voters Reports The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on young women on low incomes UK Policy Briefings Rethinking Housing Supply and Design Blog Complete the survey: How’s your childcare? Blog Call for Papers – 3rd Annual Early Career Network Conference 3rd Annual Early Career Network Conference Press Releases Data shows that 64,0000 childcare places have been lost during the winter lockdowns Blog LAUNCH: Global Partnerships & Learning Programme Blog Open call to join Pool of Trainers (Gender-Responsive Budgeting) Blog ‘Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis’ by Nancy Fraser – Book Review Blog ONS Labour Market Statistics (April 2021) Press Releases Self-employed women are losing out on Government support Press Releases Only 38% of women in the UK believe the Government’s Covid 19 response has focused on issues that matter most to them Events 19.05.2021 Conference Bringing a Caring Economy to the 4 Nations: Making gender budgeting work in practice Press Releases Disabled mothers three times more likely to have lost work during the pandemic UK Budget Assessments A missed opportunity to ‘Build Back Better’ Our response to the Spring Budget 2021 UK Budget Assessments Spring Budget 2021 -Our Initial Response Press Releases WBG responds to the Spring 2021 Budget announcements UK Policy Briefings Spring Budget 2021 Pre-Budget Briefings Consultation Responses Submission to IPSA Consultation on Parental Leave Feminist Green New Deal UK Policy Briefings Shared Parental Leave reform Reports Pushed to More Precarity: The uneven impact of lockdowns on mothers and lower income parents Events 11.03.2021 WHY THE GREEN NEW DEAL MUST BE FEMINIST! Open Letters Redundancy protection: joint letter to Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Open Letters Response to the Women and Equalities Select Committee report on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on women Press Releases 3 in 10 low-income families have lost hours at work because of the pandemic Blog ONS Labour Market Statistics (January 2021) Reports Lessons Learned: Where Women Stand at the Start of 2021 Events 19.02.2021 Autumn/Winter Webinar Series: Shared Parental Leave UK Policy Briefings Distribution of Money within the Household and Current Social Security Issues for Couples in the UK Press Releases Mothers on the lowest incomes are eight times more at risk of losing their job due to school closures in the UK Events 25.01.2021 Autumn/Winter Webinar Series: Money in the Household: Social Security UK Policy Briefings Lockdown 2021: Immediate Actions Needed Press Releases 62% of disabled mothers and 53% of single parents are worried about making ends meet this Christmas UK Budget Assessments Response to the Spending Review 2020 Press Releases Chancellor’s big moment missed the mark, especially for women UK Policy Briefings Policy Briefings on Coronavirus and Inequalities Press Releases On Equal Pay Day: HMRC data prompts concern of ‘gender furlough gap’ Press Releases We can no longer ignore the business case for reducing the number of women in prison Press Releases First results from new study examining the impact of COVID-19 on working-class women in the UK published today Press Releases New polling: Public wants an economy that prioritises care and equality and they are willing to pay more tax for this WBG Commission on a Gender-Equal Economy Press Releases Crisis of care for women in England as lock down lifts New data shows that childcare costs between a fifth and a quarter of women’s salaries. Reports Covid-19 Report- The Impact on Women in Coventry This report explores the key gendered impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on women in the UK, with a focus on the city of Coventry. Press Releases WBG response to Chancellor’s ‘economic update’: Investment welcome but insufficient as WBG data shows investment in care could create over 2 million jobs Events 09.07.2020 ‘Covid-19 – the impact on women in Coventry’ digital report launch Digital launch of the UK Women's Budget Group's latest report on the gendered impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women in Coventry. Press Releases WBG responds to the Prime Minister’s speech: Invest in care to create jobs and growth Investment in Scandinavian-style universal care would create more than 2 million jobs Press Releases Disabled women under “immense pressure” during lockdown Press Releases New data reveals “crisis of support” for BAME women Half of disabled or retired BAME women say they do not know where to go for help vs 1 in 5 white women UK Policy Briefings Response to the Government’s Covid-19 Recovery ‘Roadmap’ Blog What is happening on the front line: Covid-19 and Migrant women Press Releases WBG response to the Prime Minister’s statement on easing the lockdown Events 20.05.2020 What would a Feminist Green New Deal look like? Press Releases Report Launch: Covid-19: No safety net for migrant women UK Policy Briefings Easing Lockdown: potential problems for women A briefing from the UK Women's Budget Group. Analysis Spirals of Inequality Watch our short clip on why the economy does not work for women and why we must do things differently. Unpaid work is at the heart of gender inequality. Women do 60% more unpaid work and earn 43% less than men. Press Releases Crises Collide: Women and Covid-19 Our latest briefing sets out the immediate impact that Covid- 19 crisis is having on women that needs to be addressed. 'At the end of this immediate emergency we cannot return to business as usual.' UK Policy Briefings Crises Collide: Women and Covid-19 Blog It is women, especially low-paid, BAME & migrant women putting their lives on the line to deliver vital care 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 Covid-19 Crisis: Questions for the Chancellor UK Policy Briefings Briefing: Equality Impact Assessments and the Budget 2020 Press Releases Budget 2020: Massive increase in public spending but no action to address crisis in social care and rising child poverty UK Policy Briefings Pre-Budget Briefings 2020 Our series of briefings on the gender impact of policy in a number of distinct areas. News Life expectancy has declined for the poorest women Women’s Budget Group response to the Marmott Review, 10 years on. News WBG statement on Immigration Reform: Discrimination by Design Blog For women especially ‘levelling up’ means investment in people, not just roads and rail Consultation Responses Submission to HM Treasury Budget Representation 2020 Events 31.01.2020 Event: Can Free Trade Agreements help secure gender equality and social justice? UK Policy Briefings General Election 2019: Towards an Economy which Works for Women UK Policy Briefings What does Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal mean for women? UK Policy Briefings WBG response to the Queen’s speech – October 2019 Press Releases Report Launch: Housing for Women in Coventry New data from our report shows that in Coventry, property prices are 8.5 times women’s median salary, only 5.6 times men’s median salary. Press Releases WBG welcomes Labour announcement of free personal care for older people ‘We welcome plans for a national care service, free at the point of need. Successive governments’ failure to fund, and plan for, rising care needs adequately has pushed adult social care to breaking point.' UK Policy Briefings Operation Yellowhammer: briefing from the Women’s Budget Group UK Policy Briefings An End to Austerity? What the Spending Review means for women Press Releases WBG responds to the Spending Review We now know that the end of austerity just means no more cuts. But the women who have been hit the hardest won’t believe that austerity has ended until they see an improvement in public services they rely on. Events 04.09.2019 2019 Spending Review Viewing Date: 4th September 2019 Time: 12:00- 16:00 Venue: Voluntary Action Islington, 200A Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP Blog ‘Operation Yellowhammer’ leak: what does it mean for women? Analysing the gendered impact of a no deal Brexit Events 27.09.2019 Coventry report launch: A Home of Her Own: Housing and Women Press Releases EXCLUSIVE DATA: Housing is unaffordable for women in every English region Reports A Home of Her Own: Housing and Women Press Releases Government’s roadmap to gender equality need to be paved with more than just good intentions. Blog Tell the new Prime Minister: tax cuts turn back the clock on gender equality Blog “The gap between vision and reality is huge”: How social security is failing women across the 4 nations Reports Benefits or barriers? Making social security work for survivors of violence and abuse across the UK’s four nations Press Releases Report launch: Government’s commitments in Domestic Abuse Bill undermined by the social security system Blog Phillip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty: WBG responds to his report on UK poverty Events 05.06.2019 Commission on a Gender-Equal Economy drop-in session Press Releases Promise of ‘end of austerity’ rings hollow: social security frozen for another year and public services are in crisis Women's Budget Group respond to the Spring Statement Reports Triple Whammy: the impact of local government cuts on women March 2019 IAFFE conference Glasgow Press Releases WBG welcomes Select Committee recommendation that Treasury assess equality impact And calls on Treasury to act in time for 2019 Spending Review Events 07.03.2019 Report launch: Triple Whammy – the impact of local government cuts on women Diskus Suite, Unite the Union, Unite House, 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN Blog Women’s Budget Group position on Brexit With the Article 50 deadline looming there is an urgent need to extend the negotiation period and to develop deliberative mechanisms to involve a wider range of voices, and in particular the voices of women and other marginalised groups. Press Releases WBG welcomes Amber Rudd’s announcements on Universal Credit, but underlying problems still remain 11 January 2019 Reports Life-Changing & Life-Saving: Funding for the women’s sector December 2018 Blog Austerity hits women harder A recording of our event with the Independent Expert on foreign debt & human rights Blog Instrumental gender approach ignores structural elephant in the room A guest blog by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and human rights Blog Government must take urgent action on poverty WBG response to findings of UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty UK Budget Assessments 2018 Autumn Budget: WBG full analysis November 2018 Press Releases Budget promises ‘jam tomorrow’ but little real change 29th October 2018 UK Policy Briefings 2018 Autumn Budget: Pre-Budget Policy Briefings Our series of briefings on the gender impact of policy in a number of distinct areas ahead of the Autumn Budget 2018 Early-Career Network Toolkits Women Count A casebook for Gender Responsive Budgeting groups Blog Gender and the Budget WBG member Susan Himmelweit talks to the Progressive Economy Forum about the 2018 Autumn Budget (Podcast) Blog A year in review: 2018 Annual Report View a short, reader-friendly version of our annual report. 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 Brexit, Work and Women A guest blog by Agnes Norris Keiller from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. 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. Press Releases Brexit risks ‘turning the clock back on gender equality’ 27th March 2018 Reports Exploring the economic impact of Brexit on women Our 2018 report with Fawcett Society and the #FaceHerFuture campaign reveals damaging economic impact of Brexit on women. Toolkits Gender Responsive Budgeting A comprehensive set of Gender Responsive Budgeting resources available to download and share for free. UK Budget Assessments 2017 Autumn Budget: WBG full response November 2017 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 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 Blog We are recruiting! Blog General Election Blogs Recruitment 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?