Young Women’s Trust is a feminist organisation working to achieve economic justice for young women.
There are 1 million young women in England and Wales struggling to live on low or no pay. We want them to thrive and have a fairer working future.
No young woman left behind
1.5 million young women have lost income since the start of the pandemic with many claiming benefits for the first time.
Extending the £20 a week uplift in Universal Credit for just 6 months doesn’t give young women security. It also fails to recognise the challenges facing those on other benefits, especially young carers receiving Carer’s Allowance.
Now, young women are calling on the government to permanently increase Universal Credit, not just for 6 months, and to increase Carer’s Allowance permanently too.