Findings from the Everyday Austerity research project have influenced a range of policy stakeholders and decision-makers, including:
WBG is an international network of feminist economists, academics, policy experts and activists leading debate and raising awareness of gender and economic policy to influence government. I am a member of the management committee, conduct research in this capacity, and have co-authored and co-edited WBG biannual reports on the Chancellor’s Budget, distributed to the Treasury, media and charities. Findings from the Everyday Austerity project have influenced this work, and a policy briefing from the research is underway to be published on the WBG website.
Using insights from the Everyday Austerity project, alongside their own evidence and data, CA have informally influenced the Department for Work and Pensions and the Treasury on childcare support structures within Universal Credit. CA submitted evidence to the Affordable Childcare Committee and the Childcare Payment Bill as it was going through Parliament, informed by this collaboration. CA have since commissioned their own internal research and recently produced a set of project guides influenced by my research.
I am a member of the Family Poverty Strategy Board for Manchester City Council, and have provided expert knowledge based upon my research for addressing poverty. Findings from my research on Everyday Austerity have informed and feature in the organisation’s Family Poverty Strategy (see p.37). Furthermore, the research has shaped approaches to evidence and data, whereby the council are now conducting ethnographic research to shape their strategy-making.
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