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Impact of the rising cost of living on women

Inquiry

This inquiry will examine the impact of the rising cost of living on women, as households continue to come under pressure from increased costs.

In February 2023, the Women and Equalities Committee heard from people with disabilities and unpaid carers on how they were managing with cost-of-living increases. That evidence will inform this inquiry.   

The inquiry will consider how the rise in the cost of living could exacerbate existing inequalities and what steps the Government and other stakeholders, including different sectors of the economy, could take in response.

Read the call for evidence and contribute to our inquiry.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Tuesday 7 November 2023.

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Past events

Wednesday 6 March 2024
9:30am Private
9:50am Public
Impact of the rising cost of living on women - Oral evidence 6 March 2024
9:50am
  • Maria Caulfield MP (Minister for Women at Government Equalities Office, and Minister for Mental Health and Women's Health Strategy at Department of Health and Social Care)
  • Jo Churchill MP (Minister for Employment at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • James Wolfe (Director, Poverty, Housing and Disadvantage at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Gillian Unsworth (Deputy Director, Gender Equality Division at Equality Hub, Cabinet Office)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 31 January 2024
2:00pm Private
2:20pm Public
Impact of the rising cost of living on women - Oral evidence 31 January 2024
2:20pm
  • Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs OBE (Chief Executive at Surviving Economic Abuse)
  • Kate Osiadacz (Head of Responsible Business at TSB Bank Plc)
  • Farah Nazeer (Chief Executive at Women's Aid)
3:10pm
  • Mary Macleod (Chief Executive at Business in the Community)
  • Charles Cotton (Senior Advisor at Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD))
  • Nikki Pound (Women's Policy Officer at Trades Union Congress)
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 6 December 2023
2:00pm Private
2:30pm Public
Impact of the rising cost of living on women - Oral evidence 6 December 2023
2:30pm
  • Vandna Gohil (Chief Executive Officer at Nottingham Women's Centre)
  • Amanda Greenwood (Chief Executive Officer at Lancashire Women)
  • Sophie Woodhead (Assistant Director for Lambeth Early Action Partnership at A Better Start)
  • Dr Mary-Ann Stephenson (Director at Women's Budget Group)
  • Victoria Benson (Chief Executive Officer at Gingerbread)
  • Vikki Brownridge (Chief Executive Officer at StepChange)
3:15pm
  • Dr Mary-Ann Stephenson (Director at Women's Budget Group)
  • Victoria Benson (Chief Executive Officer at Gingerbread)
  • Vikki Brownridge (Chief Executive Officer at StepChange)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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