United Kingdom

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women and Work All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG)
(June 2015)


Formal or informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
The caucus is cross-party
Connect Communications acts as the group's secretariat.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus


Issues dealt with by the caucus
The Women and Work APPG provides a forum to constructively examine and debate the role that policy makers can play to deliver gender balance within the economy. It also allows Members of Parliament and interested stakeholders to examine the responsibilities of employers and explore what more is required from the private, public and third sectors to deliver the Government’s ambitions for women and work

The 2020 theme will be women’s wellbeing in the workplace, recognising the different factors which impact an employee’s happiness, health and safety in the workplace. This will include discussion around issues such as financial security, mental health and menstrual wellbeing. 

In 2019 the APPG examined inclusivity and intersectionality and produced a report and employer toolkit.

In 2018 the APPG looked at "How to Recruit Women for the 21st Century," examining proposals to improve female recruitment across the employment and labour market, and has published a report on the topic.

In 2017, the APPG reviewed how the Government’s Industrial Strategy could help to deliver gender balance within the UK economy, and published the report, "Making the Industrial Strategy Work for Women."

The report "Women Returners" summarises the findings of the Group’s 2016 programme of activity. 

Contact information for the Committee

Connect Communications
Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank
United Kingdom
+44 20 7592 9592
+44 20 7219 3000