South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority Weekly Policy Briefing (10 March)

This week’s key messages:

  • This week we celebrated International Women’s Day to both celebrate women and highlight the issues and inequalities that continue to exist. The Economist have revealed in their Glass Ceiling Index, which measures the role and influence of women in the workforce, that in 2022 Britain sat 17th out of the 29 OECD countries, showing the continuing inequalities experienced by women in the workplace. 
  • Researchers from the University of Bristol and Fathom have found that annual damage caused by flooding in the UK could increase by more than a fifth over the next century due to climate change unless all international pledges to reduce carbon emissions are met.
  • Figures from the latest Office for National Statistics report show that the UK economy grew by 0.3% in January, following a fall by 0.5% in December 2022, fuelled by the return of Premier League fixtures and improved school attendance.

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