Making tax work for women
October 19, 2021, 18.00 – 19.15
Tax is a key tool that the government has to address this inequality. At this event we'll discuss the role of tax in women's economic inequality and we’d like to hear your views on how we raise revenue in a way that builds fairness and equality into the system.
We'll be joined by Professor Sue Himmelweit who will share her views on how fair tax systems can help build gender equality and Dr Angela O'Hagan will share the Scottish context in particular looking at where devolved powers over taxation can be used to work towards equality.
We’ll take time to consider what how discussions on raising money link to discussions on the national care service.
This event will have space for participant discussion and these discussions will feed into the SWBG response to the Scottish Government's consultations on Tax Policy and the Budget and the National Care Service.
About our speakers:
Sue Himmelweit is a British economist, emeritus professor of economics for the Open University in the UK, and was the 2009 president of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE). She is a member of the management committee for the Women’s Budget Group; member of the editorial board of Feminist Economics; and member of the editorial board of the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy. Sue’s research has focussed on intra-household inequalities, the economics and policy of caring and the gender implications of economic and social policy.
Angela O'Hagan is a long standing member of SWBG and is also a Trustee. She's a member of the UK Women's Budget and on the Management Committee. She was a Commissioner on the Commission on a Gender Equal Economy and is currently the independent chair of the Scottish Government Equality and Budgets Advisory Group. Angela is a Reader in Equalities and Public Policy at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and is a published author on gender budgeting in Scotland, UK and internationally and is Depute Director of the WISE Centre for Economic Justice at GCU.
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