Women and economy

Vote for local project in Nat West Skills and Opportunities Fund

NEWN member the MIllin Charity has been nominated for an award from Nat West Skills and Opportunities Fund. To find out more about the Fund and to cast your vote in the process visit http://skillsandopportunitiesfund.natwest.com/vote/

For more aboit the Millin Charity's women's enterprise support visit http://www.themillincharity.co.uk/local-women-local-enterprise

 

Women earn £223,000 less than men in their lifetime, finds YWT

Women earn £223,000 less than men over the course of a lifetime, according to a Young Women’s Trust analysis released ahead of next week’s gender pay gap reporting deadline.

The charity, which supports young women on low or no pay, analysed Office for National Statistics data and found that the pay gap exists from the moment young women start work. Women aged 22 to 29 can expect to earn on average £1,550 less a year than male colleagues, rising to £7,600 each year when they are in their 50s.

30 April 2018 ~ Submissions sought on impact of Universal Credit payments and domestic abuse – Work and Pensions Committee – deadline

The Work and Pensions Committee launches a short inquiry into the impact of the way Universal Credit payments are made, as a single payment to a whole household, on survivors of domestic and financial abuse.

Under current rules couples must make joint claim 

Under the rules for applying for Universal Credit (UC) couples must make a joint claim, and receive a single payment monthly into one account. The couple nominates the account they would like payments to be made into when they begin their claim.

Women and girls projects that will benefit from £15 million Tampon Tax Fund – Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Wide range of projects benefiting women and girls to receive funding over next two years

Thousands of women from across the UK will benefit from £15 million from the latest round of the Tampon Tax Fund, the Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announced today.

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.

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