We set out six challenges that we call on politicians and policy makers to respond to and invest in an economy that cares.Filename: SWBG-Challenges-for-2021-and-Beyond.pdf | File size: 91KB
Released ahead of the draft Budget statement on Thursday 28th January 2021 this parliamentary briefing highlights some key areas for consideration if the Covid recovery budget is to work towards building a caring economy.Filename: SWBG-Pre-Budget-Parliamentary-Briefing-.pdf | File size: 177KB
Submission to the Social Security Committee Inquiry in October 2020 on the role of Scottish Social Security in the Covid-19 recoveryFilename: SWBG-Social-Security-Inquiry-submission.pdf | File size: 207KB
In response to the call for evidence from the Equalities and Human Rights Committee pre-budget scrutiny on the impact of Covid-19 on Equalities and Human RightsFilename: SWBG-pre-budget-scrutiny-submission.pdf | File size: 207KB
Engender have produced a ‘gender edit’ guide to the Scottish Government Draft Budget 2018-19. It provides excerpts which refer directly to women and gender, but also captures sections on equalities and social justice where women and girls in Scotland would be directly impacted.
Date of publication: January 2018Filename: Engenders-Gender-Edit-of-Draft-Budget-2018-19.pdf | File size: 468KB
In response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the direction and governance of the Scottish National Investment Bank we have joined sister organisations Engender, Close the Gap and Women's Enterprise Scotland to produce seven principles which we believe are vital for creating a gender-competent national investment bank.Filename: 7-Principles-for-a-Gender-Competent-Scottish-National-Investment-Bank.pdf | File size: 374KB
Our response to the Draft Budget and Equality Budget Statement focuses on the following key areas
• Social Contract
• Local Government
• Housing and Homelessness
• Budget process
Date: January 2018Filename: SWBG-Commentary-on-Draft-Budget-2018-19.pdf | File size: 339KB | Tags: budget, equality budget statement
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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