Women and economy

Financial Abuse Drop-in

Earlier this month the Women's Budget Group attended a Parliamentary drop-in on Universal Credit and Financial Abuse organised by Dr Philippa Whitford MP to promote the Private Members Bill she had raised on the issue. We were joined by Women’s Aid, Surviving Economic Abuse and the Child Poverty Action Group to share our concerns about how people could be trapped in abusive relationships by the decision to pay Univ

Exploring the Economic Impact of Brexit on Women

The first independent report looking at the economic impact of Brexit on women has today been published by the Women’s Budget Group and the Fawcett Society. The report is the first independent, gendered analysis of how we can expect Brexit to impact women differently to men

The report shows the economic impact of Brexit will hit women hard, leading to lost jobs, cuts to services and a squeeze on family budgets.

Women earn £8400 a year less than men by the time they hit age 50

A press release from the TUC reveals that:

  • Women earn less than men at every stage of their career

  • The gender pay gap is at its widest when women hit 50

A new analysis of official statistics published by the TUC today (Friday) shows that the gender pay gap is at its widest when a woman hits 50, when the average woman working full-time will earn £8,421 a year less than the average full-time working man.

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