Posted by: the3rdi | February 28, 2011

Women and the Budget

Women & the Budget
Thursday 3 March 2011Panel: 17:30-19:00Reception: 17:00-21:00House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW

Chaired by:
Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham DeanUNODG, Kabul, Afghanistan

Panel Speakers:
Ceri GoddardCEO, Fawcett Society

Professor Diane ElsonUniversity of Essex & Chair of the Women’s Budget Group

Dr Shaheena Janjuha-JivrajDirector, 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 SMEs survive the downturn?Come and listen to our expert panel, and have your say on what the Budget should include.

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

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