Women and economy

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.

CEDAW in the North East - online consultation

Following the cancellation of the CEDAW in the North East event on 28th February, the Women's Resurce Centre is inviting women to share their views in an online consultation. All of the presentations from the day can be seen on the CEDAW page on the website and also as separate posts in the weekly e-bulletin.

We are interested to know:

·         Key issues for women in the North East  (with sources of evidence where possible)

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