The Women's Budget Group ( WBG ) is an independent organisation bringing together individuals from academia, non-governmental organisations and trades unions to promote gender equality through appropriate economic policy.
In all our work, we ask the question: 'Where do resources go, and what impact does resource allocation have on gender equality?' The impact that government expenditure can have on women's everyday lives, especially women experiencing poverty, is of particular concern to us.
The WBG aims to not only encourage, but assist the government in using gender analysis to improve its economic policy making. The WBG also advocates specific policies. The work of the WBG is focussed at the UK level, but it has links with a group that has a similar aim for Scotland, and with both NGOs and intergovernmental organisations that promote gender budgeting internationally.
The WBG responds to the Coalition Government's Budget 2013: The Impact on Women of Budget 2013
Thank you to the following UK WBG members who contributed information and analysis for this response:
Claire Annesley (University of Manchester), Fran Bennett (University of Oxford), Sue Cohen (SPAN UK), Pam Cole (Public and Commercial Services Union), Jerome de Henau (Open University), Diane Elson (University of Essex), Jasmine Gideon (Birkbeck College), Jay Ginn (King's College London), Scarlet Harris (TUC), Susan Himmelweit (Open University), Hilary Land (University of Bristol), Ruth Lister (Loughborough University), Kate Maclean (King's College London), Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi (freelance journalist), Ruth Pearson (University of Leeds), Diane Perrons (LSE), Ania Plomien (LSE), Howard Reed (Landman Economics), Almudena Sevilla (Queen Mary London), Penny Vera-Sanso (Birkbeck College), Erika Watson (Prowess 2.0), Man Yee Kan (University of Oxford), Dinara Zapparova (LSE)