United Kingdom

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women and Enterprise All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG)


Formal or informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
The caucus is cross-party
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus


Issues dealt with by the caucus
This group works to ensure the challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs are considered and promoted cross party and across both houses.

The APPG commissioned the "The Future of Female Entrepreneurship: Pathways to Progress Report" in order to highlight areas in which the Government and the private sector can develop their support and understanding of issues specific to women seeking to start and grow a business, such as:
- Access to finance
- Business Support, Coaching and Mentoring
- International Trade and Connections