Posted by: the3rdi | January 27, 2011

Women and the Budget Plus Reception in the House of Lords

Women and the Budget Plus Reception in the House of Lords
(in association with the Pink Shoe Club),
Thursday 3 March 2011,
Panel 5.30pm-7pm,
Reception 7pm-9pm,
House of Lords,
London SW1A 0PW

Chaired by Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean WiPP Co-chairman

Panel :
Ceri Goddard, CEO, Fawcett Society
Professor Diane Elson, University of Essex & Chair of the Women’s Budget Group
Dr Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj – Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Henley Business School

The Fawcett Society and Women’s Budget Group took Government to Court recently over the failure to assess the gender impact of last year’s Public Spending Review (PSR).

Of the £8 billion worth of changes to tax and welfare, 72% is expected to come from women, and just 28% from men.

On 23 March we are due to hear about Government’s plans again when they announce the Budget. Will anything have been learnt from the PSR or will women once again carry more than their fair share of the burden?

What do women want to see in the Budget? Will a tax break for marriage be included – and how relevant is it in 2011? Should there be tax changes to stimulate the housing market? What changes need to be made to Corporation Tax, or Stamp Duty, or other business taxes to help SME’s survive the downturn?

Come and listen to our expert panel, and have your say on what the Budget should include.

Cost:
· Members £12.50+vat (£15.00)
· Non-Members/Guests £21.00+vat (£25.20)

To register visit: http://www.womeninpublicpolicy.org

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