Our calls to the government
Unemployment is rising and increasing number of young women are having to claim benefits, often for the first time.
That’s why we’re calling for the government to make the £20 uplift to Universal Credit permanent and also extend it to other benefits, including Carer’s Allowance.
We also want the government to ensure it understands how young women are being affected by Covid-19 and to set out a clear jobs plan for young women, with a greater focus on investing in jobs and training.
As part of this we’re calling on the government to:
- Make employers publish their redundancy data by protected characteristics like age, sex or race so we can see who is being impacted by job losses.
- Monitor and publish data on who takes up the government’s Kickstart job placement scheme, broken down by industry as well as by sex, age and race.
- Undertake and publish equalities impact assessment of measures taken to respond to the Covid-19 crisis and the aftermath. Any inquiry into the crisis should include an assessment of the impact on those with protected characteristics.