Women and Work APPG

First Registered: 03/02/2016 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To promote discussion around women and work.

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Recent Documents related to Women and Work

1. The economics of Universal Credit
27/03/2020 - Inquiry: The economics of Universal Credit - Economic Affairs Committee
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Found: membership organisation. We work to highlight the impact of sexism for women and men and make visible women’s

2. Work and Opportunities for Women
19/03/2019 - Department for International Development
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Found: Evidence Digest June 2018 About WOW The Work and Opportunities for Women (WOW) programme is a Development

3. One25 - written evidence
22/05/2019 - Inquiry: Universal Credit and Survival Sex - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: (UCX0001)Executive summary Street sex work in Bristol is a last resort for women.These women face multiple challenges

4. Best Practice Guidance
14/08/2020 - Department for Work and Pensions
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Found: Employers March 2018Co-authored by Co-authored by Women Returners www.womenreturners.com and Timewise

5. Help and support for returning to work
16/10/2019 - Government Equalities Office (GEO)
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Found: Employers March 2018Co-authored by Co-authored by Women Returners www.womenreturners.com and Timewise

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Recent Speeches related to Women and Work

1. International Women’s Day
11/03/2021 - Grand Committee

1: Day and the United Kingdom’s role in empowering women in the recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 - Speech Link
2: ”This Government have committed to protecting women and girls.It is 110 years since the first - Speech Link

2. International Women’s Day
10/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: that today we will hear many inspiring examples of women throughout history who have advocated for gender - Speech Link

3. Women in the Commonwealth: Trade and Investment
11/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: considered trade and investment opportunities for women in the Commonwealth.It is a privilege to - Speech Link

4. Women’s Health Strategy
08/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: generations women have lived with a healthcare system that is designed by men, for men. As a result, women have - Speech Link

5. Pregnancy and Maternity (Redundancy Protection)
08/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: purposes.We have record numbers of women in work, more women studying STEM— science, technology, engineering - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Women and Work
1. UN Women
asked by: Paul Sweeney
07/12/2017
... what recent discussions her Department has had with UN Women about the UK contribution to its core funding.

2. UN Women
asked by: Chris Law
29/11/2017
... what steps her Department plans to take to support UN Women following the publication of the Multilateral Development Review 2016.

3. UN Women: Finance
asked by: Baroness Tonge
18/07/2019
... and (c) 2018–19.

4. UN Women: Finance
asked by: Baroness Tonge
13/09/2018
... and (c) 2017–18.

5. Pregnant Women: Northern Ireland
asked by: Scott Benton
25/03/2020
... how much has been spent on supporting pregnant women in Northern Ireland who have decided to keep their babies since 21 October 2019.

Latest Questions
18 Current APPG Officers
Laura Farris Portrait
Laura Farris
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Newbury
Joined: 7th August 2020
Kirsten Oswald Portrait
Kirsten Oswald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness Goudie Portrait
Baroness Goudie
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
5 APPG Memberships
Burma , Eritrea , Hydrogen , Sudan and South Sudan , Uyghurs
Baroness Prosser Portrait
Baroness Prosser
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Sara Britcliffe Portrait
Sara Britcliffe
Officer
Conservative - Hyndburn
Joined: 24th February 2020
Wendy Chamberlain Portrait
Wendy Chamberlain
Officer
Liberal Democrat - North East Fife
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Laura Farris MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: laura.farris.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Florence Woodrow, Connect Communications, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP. Tel: 020 7592 9592

Email: womenandworkappg@connectpa.co.uk

Secretariat:

Connect Communications acts as the group's secretariat. https://connectpa.co.uk/

Group's Website:

https://connectpa.co.uk/the-women-and-work-all-party-parliamentary-group/

Benefits in Kind
Date
20 Jan 2020
Source
Connect Communications
Description
Connect Communications is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), Natwest, University of Sussex, Recruitment and Employment Confederation, American Express, Association of British Insurers, Vodafone   From : 20/01/2020 To : 19/01/2021
Value
£34,501
Date
19 Jul 2018
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: IPSE, Shaw Trust, Natwest, Centrica, University of Sussex, Young Women's Trust, Recruitment & Employment Confederation.   From : 19/07/2018 To : 18/07/2019
Value
£34,501
Date
19 Jul 2017
Source
Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 19/07/2017 To : 18/07/2018
Value
£34,501
Date
19 Jul 2017
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: IPSE, Shaw Trust, Natwest, Centrica, University of Sussex, Young Women's Trust, Recruitment & Employment Confederation.   From : 19/07/2017 To : 18/07/2018
Value
£34,501
Date
19 Jul 2017
Source
Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 19/07/2017 To : 18/07/2018
Value
£24,001
Financial Benefits Received
Date
5 Apr 2016
Source
British Gas
Value
£5,000
Date
29 Jan 2016
Source
Royal Bank of Scotland
Value
£5,000
Date
29 Jan 2016
Source
IPSE
Value
£5,000
Date
27 Jan 2016
Source
The Shaw Trust
Value
£5,000
Former APPG Officers
Gillian Keegan Portrait
Gillian Keegan
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Chichester
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 1st July 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Kirstene Hair Portrait
Kirstene Hair
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Angus
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Caroline Flint Portrait
Caroline Flint
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Don Valley
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Neil Gray Portrait
Neil Gray
Vice-Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Airdrie and Shotts
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 10th October 2018