Ample evidence suggests the cost of living crisis will affect the poorest women hardest as they
are the most affected by cuts to social security and public services. According to the Women’s
Budget Group, women have lower levels of savings and wealth than men and are more likely to
be in debt. They take on the majority of unpaid labour and are more likely to be in insecure
employment. All these factors, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, have resulted in women
being less equipped to cope with the current cost of living crisis.

Read the statement here.

We have a template statement that you can modify according to the specificities of your region. You can use this for your own, more localised lobbying work. Feel free to access here.

One issue that came out of this statement was the fact that women's organisations are facing exorbitant energy costs. They will face even greater uncertainty when the Energy Bill Relief Fund expires in April 2023. To that end, we have written to our MP, asking her to apply more pressure on the government to retain and extend the cap and provide more money for frontline organisations to mitigate increasing costs. You can read our (ncvo templated) letter here.