International Women’s Day News, Research & Comment

This House of Commons Library Research Briefing paper, published in recognition of International Women’s Day, provides statistics and analysis on women’s participation in the labour market and in business across the UK. It tracks trends by employment type, industry, occupation, region and country, ethnic group and disability status, as well as the gender pay gap and women leading businesses.

Meanwhile, in an article entitled Breaking the Bias: Unlocking the South’s Economic Power, Coast to Capital LEP’s Chair, Julie Kapsalis reflects on how it feels to be a female leader in 2022, taking stock of the challenges we have overcome and looking to the future to see how we can break the bias and forge women’s equality. Julie’s LEP has also become the first to sign up to the Investing in Women Code.