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SWBG Challenges for 2021 and Beyond

We set out six challenges that we call on politicians and policy makers to respond to and invest in an economy that cares.

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SWBG Pre-budget Parliamentary Briefing

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
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SWBG submission to Social Security Committee Inquiry on the role of Scottish Social Security in Covid-19 recovery

Submission to the Social Security Committee Inquiry in October 2020 on the role of Scottish Social Security in the Covid-19 recovery

Filename: SWBG-Social-Security-Inquiry-submission.pdf | File size: 207KB
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SWBG submission to Equalities and Human Rights Committee Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2021-22

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 Rights

Filename: SWBG-pre-budget-scrutiny-submission.pdf | File size: 207KB
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Engender's 'gender edit' of Scottish Government Draft Budget 2018-19

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 2018

Filename: Engenders-Gender-Edit-of-Draft-Budget-2018-19.pdf | File size: 468KB
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Seven Principles for a Gender-Competent Scottish National Investment Bank

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
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Draft Budget and Equality Budget Statement 2018-19 Initial response from Scottish Women’s Budget Group

Our response to the Draft Budget and Equality Budget Statement focuses on the following key areas

• Social Contract
• Taxation
• Local Government
• Housing and Homelessness
• Childcare
• Infrastructure
• Budget process

Date: January 2018

Filename: SWBG-Commentary-on-Draft-Budget-2018-19.pdf | File size: 339KB | Tags: budget, equality budget statement
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New research shows that poverty, ethnicity and gender magnify the impact of austerity on BME women

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 2016

Filename: New-research-shows-that-poverty-ethnicity-and-gender-magnify-the-impact-of-austerity-on-BME-women---Nov-16.pdf | File size: 478KB
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What can gender budgeting achieve

Slides from Emma Ritch, executive director of Engender, at SWBG conference on June 7th.

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Why feminists should care about Gender Budgeting

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
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Resolution on Greece signed by feminist economists

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
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Resolution on Greece signed by feminist economists

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
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Working towards economic progress for women

Morag Gillespie and Angela O'Hagan have written a piece on Plan F in the Scottish Left Review. Date: April 2015

Link: http://www.scottishleftreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Issue-862.pdf
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George don’t fritter money away on pre-election give-aways, spend it on carers, teachers and homes instead

A pre-Budget statement from the Women's Budget Group and Scottish Women's Budget Group. Date: March 2015

Filename: Pre-Budget-Statement-UKSWBGs.pdf | File size: 367KB
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Plan F: A feminist economic strategy

A joint strategy from Women's Budget Group and Scottish Women's Budget Group for a caring and sustainable economy. Date: March 2015

Filename: PLAN-F-2015.pdf | File size: 449KB
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SWBG statement to the Smith Commission

Submission to the Smith Commission on further powers for Scotland.
Date: October 2014

Filename: SWBG-Statement-to-Smith-Commission.pdf | File size: 136KB
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SWBG comments to EBAG: Taxation

Briefing to the Equality Budgets Advisory Group in advance of a meeting on taxation.
Date: July 2014

Filename: SWBG-Taxation-paper-EBAG-3-July-2014.pdf | File size: 235KB
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SWBG comments to EBAG: Revenue Scotland

Briefing to the Equality Budgets Advisory Group in advance of a meeting on Revenue Scotland.
Date: July 2014

Filename: EBAG-August-2014-Revenue-Scotland.pdf | File size: 406KB

 

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