Increased female SPA has already boosted government finances by £5.1bn/yr, with more to come. But 1.1m women worse off by an average of £32/wk

Between 2010 and 2016, the state pension age for women rose from age 60 to 63. The result is that 1.1 million fewer women are receiving a state pension and government is providing £4.2 billion less through state pensions and other benefits. This means that affected households are receiving about £74 a week less in … Read more

International Women’s Day 2017: Gender Equality – a European export

The Commission is marking International Women’s Day with the publication of a new report on equality between men and women, which shows that EU legislation, guidelines, actions and funding possibilities are supporting noticeable but uneven progress in EU Member States. Sixty years ago, equality between women and men was embedded in the Rome Treaty as … Read more

Women in senior leadership: launch of the Future Board Scheme

A new scheme offers talented women a unique development opportunity In November 2016, government launched the Future Board Scheme, in partnership with 30% Club and Board Apprentice. The scheme gives talented women from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to spend 12 months with boards in a developmental capacity. It is a unique opportunity for senior women to get … Read more

UK steps up work to protect women and girls from trafficking and provide winter care for vulnerable refugees

PM announces new package of UK aid to provide desperately needed assistance to refugees and migrants. The UK is helping migrants return home rather than risk their lives continuing perilous journeys to Europe, and protecting men, women and children in danger of trafficking and sexual violence, Prime Minister Theresa May announced today. Speaking at the … Read more