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📢 WEBINAR 23rd MAY: 'Protecting Women's Incomes with a Green, Caring Economy' Join WBG, Alison McGovern MP, & guest speakers to discuss why investing in care jobs & social security can help tackle climate change & gender inequality. ow.ly/Prv850J7oxV
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Increasing ratios is tinkering around the edges and does nothing to address the political decision to 'knowingly underfund' the sector for years. Instead it will actively make the work of caring for children harder in a sector that already struggles to recruit and retain staff.
I've considered the childcare ratio question carefully and put safety and quality first. We will be consulting on mirroring the Scottish model before the summer, which means a maximum ratio of 1 to 5 instead of 1 to 4 for 2-year-olds. (1/3)
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🚨 CLOSES MONDAY - LAST CHANCE TO APPLY 🚨 We're looking for a Research & Policy Officer to join us working on current issues including the cost-of-living crisis. Role can be 4 or 5 days a week. Mostly remote. Closes 16 May. wbg.org.uk/recruitment/new-j…
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Our Director Mary-Ann Stephenson will be speaking at this event on Universal Workers Rights organised by @Autonomy_UK in just under half an hour!
🚨 EVENT: Universal Workers' Rights 🚨 Author @philjones7771 will be joined by @LaurenJTownsend (@CWUnews), Tim Sharp (@The_TUC) and Mary-Ann Stephenson (@WomensBudgetGrp) to discuss @Autonomy_UK's latest report eventbrite.com/e/universal-w…
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Women's Budget Group retweeted
In this episode of #CovidMatters, we speak to Dr Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of @WomensBudgetGrp. We discuss how gendered financial inequalities were exacerbated during the Covid-19 pandemic and what that means for Covid recovery in the UK. Listen now buff.ly/3Fz5cnW
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Today's #QueensSpeech was a missed opportunity to introduce meaningful policies that would help tackle the financial and job insecurity facing millions of women. WBG's response to today's speech: wbg.org.uk/media/press-relea…
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Women's Budget Group retweeted
...there is still no sign of the #EmploymentBill. These reforms, which the Government recognised the importance of in 2019, would transform the lives of working people with caring responsibilities. 3/4
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✅make flexible working the default, ✅provide workers in insecure jobs the right to have more predictable schedules ✅extend redundancy protections to prevent pregnancy and maternity discrimination ✅offer neo-natal care and carers leave... 2/4
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We are disappointed that the Government’s Employment Bill has fallen off the legislative agenda for the second year in a row. Having promised to... 1/4
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This week's @NewEconomyBrief gives a concise overview of what the Gov is attempting to do with childcare ratios, why its a bad idea, and why WBG believes we need free universal childcare. Read it here 👇
🧑‍🍼 This weeks #NewEconomyDigest explores what's driving the UK's high childcare costs. 💸 Should the government lower staff:child ratios & continue to subsidise private sector provision? Or is publicly-funded universal childcare more fiscally responsible? neweconomybrief.net/the-dige…
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Women's Budget Group retweeted
🎉10,000 Living Wage Employers! 🎉 We’re celebrating a landmark milestone of 10,000 UK Living Wage Employers. Together, the movement has put over £.1.8m back into the pockets of over 350,000 low paid workers. Read more: ow.ly/Ovvj50IZZku
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Women's Budget Group retweeted
🧑‍🍼 This weeks #NewEconomyDigest explores what's driving the UK's high childcare costs. 💸 Should the government lower staff:child ratios & continue to subsidise private sector provision? Or is publicly-funded universal childcare more fiscally responsible? neweconomybrief.net/the-dige…
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Women's Budget Group retweeted
🗣️Tearing up the #HumanRightsAct will have dire consequences including removing obligations to address violence against women & girls. We've joined 50+ human rights orgs including @AmnestyUK @libertyhq @FreefromTorture calling on the PM to change course⬇️ theguardian.com/law/2022/may…
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