Tube strikes meant I did this interview by Skype! But here I am talking about the Women’s Budget Group analysis of the Government’s budget in July. You can read the full WBG analysis of the budget here or the press release here.
Today, the organisation I work for – the Women’s Budget Group released a briefing outlining how austerity in the UK is hitting women harder than men. Though there are signs of economic recovery they are not yet apparent in the lives of real women. The briefing outlines what is needed to make recovery benefit men and women – plan f.
The briefing was also covered by the Observer and was timed with the Labour Party Conference in Brighton where they were also discussing of the economy. I was delighted to be invited by Caroline Criado-Perez to guest tweet for the Women’s Room on this subject. The conversation was fascinating we covered free school meals (one of Ed Milliband’s announcements today), child care, unconditional basic income, investing in social housing and making social housing accessible, apprenticeships and much, much more.
Come join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #planf, look forward to hearing your thoughts.