Finance

Women and men experience budget decision in different ways as they are rarely in identical employment or domestic situations.


Press photograph. Exterior. Hand holding aloft the British Government Chancellor's red budget box.

Women’s experience of budgeting decisions

Women and men experience budget decision in different ways as they are rarely in identical employment or domestic situations.

These differences need to be considered to ensure that spending decisions benefit all members of a community equally. Robust equality impact assessments and applying gender budgeting techniques are important tools that can help achieve this.

 

Finance Committee Call for information – Welsh Government Draft Budget Proposals for 2017-18

September 2016

In this paper we set out our views on likely spending priorities for 2017-18 and the importance of strengthening equality impact assessment of budget proposals to ensure that spending decisions do not unfairly impact on anyone as a result of their gender.

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Briefing Paper – Welsh Government Draft Budget 2015 – 2016.

November 2014

As the National Assembly prepare to debate the Welsh Government Draft Budget for 2015-16 this paper outlines the potential gender impacts of some of the spending decisions and highlights areas where greater impact assessment might be required. Available as PDF.

Briefing Paper