Low income black and Asian women are paying the highest price for austerity according to new analysis by the Women’s Budget Group in partnership with the race equality think tank Runnymede Trust.
The new analysis shows the impact of tax, benefit and public service changes at the intersection of income, gender and ethnicity for the first time. It covers fiscal policy from 2010 up to and including the 2016 Autumn Financial Statement projected up to 2020.
The analysis shows that by 2020:
- Individuals in the poorest households lose most from tax and benefit changes, but in every income group BME women will lose the greatest proportion of their individual income.
- Low income black and Asian women will lose around twice as much money as low income white men as a result of tax and benefit changes.
Date of publication: November 2016Filename: New-research-shows-that-poverty-ethnicity-and-gender-magnify-the-impact-of-austerity-on-BME-women---Nov-16.pdf | File size: 478KB
Slides from Emma Ritch, executive director of Engender, at SWBG conference on June 7th.Filename: What-Gender-Budget-Analysis-can-achieve----Emma-Ritch.pptx | File size: 441KB
Slides from Professor Angela O'Hagan at SWBG conference on June 7th.Filename: Why-feminists-should-care-about-gender-budgeting---Angela-OHagan.pptx | File size: 2850KB
Filename: SWBG-Response-to-DB-EBS-2016-17-Final.pdf | File size: 144KB
250 feminist economists and campaigners from across the world have signed a statement challenging the treatment of Greece by the EU Leaders and its implications for democracy and women’s economic independence.Filename: Resolution-Greece-final.pdf | File size: 487KB
250 feminist economists and campaigners from across the world have signed a statement challenging the treatment of Greece by the EU Leaders and its implications for democracy and women’s economic independence.Filename: Resolution-Greece-signed.pdf | File size: 119KB
Morag Gillespie and Angela O'Hagan have written a piece on Plan F in the Scottish Left Review. Date: April 2015Link: http://www.scottishleftreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Issue-862.pdf
A pre-Budget statement from the Women's Budget Group and Scottish Women's Budget Group. Date: March 2015Filename: Pre-Budget-Statement-UKSWBGs.pdf | File size: 367KB
A joint strategy from Women's Budget Group and Scottish Women's Budget Group for a caring and sustainable economy. Date: March 2015Filename: PLAN-F-2015.pdf | File size: 449KB
Filename: SWBG-response-DB-EBS-2015-16.pdf | File size: 553KB
Submission to the Smith Commission on further powers for Scotland.
Date: October 2014
Briefing to the Equality Budgets Advisory Group in advance of a meeting on taxation.
Date: July 2014
Briefing to the Equality Budgets Advisory Group in advance of a meeting on Revenue Scotland.
Date: July 2014
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