Posted by Homa Wilson | Partner
On 15th February 2019
Towards the end of last year, the Government Equalities Office announced a fund of £600,000 to help vulnerable women return to work, by providing assistance to those who have experienced issues such as domestic abuse and mental health problems.
The government also recognises that women with caring responsibilities are significantly disadvantaged. Usually, women are disproportionately borne to caring responsibilities, whether for children, elderly or disabled relatives. As a result of this, around 1.8 million women in the U.K. are economically inactive – more than eight times the number of men in the same position.