Blog by Heather Williams, SWBG Training Lead
Today we are launching our pre-local election report, Local Spending and Women’s Equality.
Blog post by Katie Gallogly-Swan, SWBG Convener, and Sara Cowan, SWBG Coordinator
Responding the Budget Statement for 2022-23 on Thursday 9th December 2021
Each year the budgetary process starts in a mooted fashion with the process of pre-budget scrutiny. Just before the Scottish Parliament went into recess the newly formed Finance and Public Administration Committee launched its consultation seeking your views on Scotland’s public finances in 2022-23, how they have been affected by COVID-19 and how the next Scottish Budget should address the need for a fair and equal recovery.
Members of SWBG took part in the Living Gender History Podcast episode The Politics of Care in Scotland – listen to the episode
Last month we launched a paper ‘Challenges for 2021 and beyond’ ahead of the Scottish elections. We called on Scotland’s political parties to respond to the challenges and to commit to invest in an economy that cares. Here we share the six key challenges the politicians must grasp if our recovery is to tackle existing inequality and the climate crisis, while working towards a gender equal economy.
Today the Scottish Budget will go through stage 3 and, barring the unexpected, will pass into law.
On Thursday we will hear the Scottish Government’s budget plans. This budget, set in a time like no other, has a lot to live up to. It will lay the foundations of Scotland’s recovery from the economic impact of Covid-19. Attention must be on how the government plans to tackle the stark inequalities that have been so plainly highlighted during lockdown.
As we kick off the new year the Scottish Women’s Budget wants to hear from you.
For most of us 2020 may be a year we want to forget. But there are important lessons to be had if the recovery from Covid-19 and the economic fallout is going to work to redress the inequalities that have been laid bare this year.
We have some exciting news to share from the Scottish Women’s Budget Group. We are now officially set up as a charity and have received a small amount of funding to help develop and grow the work of SWBG. This brings us into a new phase of development and growth for the group. Our aim is to continue to produce robust analysis to influence policy as Scotland starts its journey of recovery from Covid-19 and build on our long-standing approach of building knowledge and application of feminist economics analysis by offering training and creating accessible resources for our membership and beyond.
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- Check out our latest blog - women's survey results are in... From priorities for local government, impact of rising prices to experiences of care services. Women told us what matters to them swbg.org.uk/news/blog/sw… 4 days ago