More women starting businesses on the High Street

Female entrepreneurs take charge of high street growth: FSB

  • Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) data used in a BBC report shows the UK’s high streets have seen a dramatic number of women starting-up businesses than at any previous time
  • Half (49.5%) of small firms established in the past two years in retail, or hotels, catering and leisure are owned primarily by women
  • This is in stark contrast to high street businesses started more than 20 years ago. When the FSB last surveyed its members it found that only a quarter (24%) of these businesses were primarily female owned

European women and employment

European women and employment: Eurostat

  • Almost a third of women and 5% of men having a young child worked part-time in 2011
  • In 2011, a third of managersĀ in the EU27 were women.
  • More female than male teachers in primary and upper secondary educationĀ but fewer female than male academic staff in tertiary education
  • Highest proportions of part-time work amongst women with children in the Netherlands, Austria, Germany and the United Kingdom
  • Flexible working hours most used in the Nordic Member States