Policy paper

Women and the Economy – Government Action Plan

This document sets out how government will take forward the recommendations of the Women’s Business Council Report.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Women and the Economy – Government Action Plan

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In June 2013, the Women’s Business Council published its reportto government. This document sets out how the government will take forward the report’s findings and recommendations through a number of actions including:

  • Improved guidance on careers which will include raising aspirations and challenging stereotypes

  • Help for parents to ensure their children make well-informed career and subject choices

  • A new drive on science, technology and engineering, building on “Tomorrow’s Engineers week” which is taking place this week

  • Support for those with caring responsibilities to stay in work where they wish or to set up their own small business

  • A new business champion for older workers

Read more about the Women’s Business Council Advisory Group

Published 7 November 2013