Gender pay gap

Gender pay gap reporting legislation requires large employers to publish their overall mean and median gender pay gaps from 2018. Under the new laws, private and voluntary sector employers with 250 or more employees have to calculate their gender pay gap on 5 April each year, publishing their data on the Government’s gender pay gap reporting service by 4 April the following year. For public sector organisations, the snapshot date is 31 March, so the data has to be published no later than 30 March the following year.

Men continue to take top jobs in public life

Men continue to dominate positions of power in public life such as judges, FTSE 100 CEOs and national newspaper editors,...

UK slips down global gender equality rankings

17 Dec 2019

The UK is falling behind in a global index of gender equality according to the World Economic Forum. In 2019 the UK ranked 21st in the WEF global index...

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TSB bosses bonuses to be cut after failing to hit 2020 gender target

3 Dec 2019

TSB’s leadership team will have their bonuses docked after the firm failed to increase the proportion of women in senior...

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Men have £78,000 more in pension pot at retirement

25 Nov 2019

The number of women saving for retirement has hit record levels, but men will still have on average £78,000 more in their pension pot when they stop working.

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Labour unveils radical manifesto with ‘record investment blitz’

21 Nov 2019

Jeremy Corbyn this morning promised to “unleash a record investment blitz, getting the economy moving in every corner of our country”.

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EU gender pay

Action on gender pay gap has accelerated across Europe

15 Nov 2019

More action is taking place on pay equality in Europe compared with the US, according to a recent survey, although US firms are more proactive when it comes to sexual harassment.

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Labour’s 2030 gender pay gap pledge ‘completely unrealistic’

14 Nov 2019

Labour’s pledge to close the gender pay gap by 2030 if it wins power has been described as too ambitious....

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Eight in 10 want right to know male colleagues’ salaries

14 Nov 2019

Women should have the right to know if they’re being paid less than their male colleagues, according to research by...

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What needs to change before we can close the gender pay gap

13 Nov 2019

Headline-grabbing proposals can only take us so far. Cultural shifts and changes in shared leave, maternity and paternity benefits are needed before we can truly get to grips with the gender pay gap.

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Minouche Shafik

Women demand new Equal Pay Act to enforce transparency

11 Nov 2019

Equal pay campaign to demand new legislation, backed by leading women from all sectors, kicks off this Thursday.

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Labour promises 12 months of maternity pay

8 Nov 2019

The Labour Party has pledged to increase statutory maternity pay from nine to 12 months as part of a raft...

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Full-time gender pay gap widens to 8.9%

29 Oct 2019

There has been a marginal increase in the gender pay gap for full-time employees over the past year, but it...

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#MeToo at two: how far have we come?

15 Oct 2019

The #MeToo movement is two years old this week and has been influential in altering behaviour, bolstering equality and respect...

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Former TalkTalk exec to crowdfund tribunal bid

14 Oct 2019

A former TalkTalk executive has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take the company to tribunal for unfair dismissal and equal...

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Female leaders launch #MeTooPay campaign to end discrimination

3 Oct 2019

More than 100 of the UK’s most successful female business leaders have launched a campaign to close the gender pay...

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