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.

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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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Most female professionals never negotiate pay

17 Sep 2019

More than half of all female professionals (57%) have never attempted to negotiate a pay rise, and if they do...

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Should salary history questions be outlawed?

3 Sep 2019

Ending employers' ability to ask candidates about salary history could help tackle gender and ethnicity pay gaps but how best to achieve this?

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Never mind the gender pay gap: here’s the gender pensions gap

26 Jul 2019

There have been exhaustive discussions on the gender pay gap, but what about the huge chasm between women’s pension wealth...

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flexible working bill

Employers should have to ‘opt out’ of offering flexible working, says MP

17 Jul 2019

Flexible working should be offered by default for any job and employers should “opt out” if a job cannot be...

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Automation could widen gender pay gap

16 Jul 2019

There is a risk that automation in the workplace will widen the gender pay gap and increase inequality, an in-depth study has found.

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Social attitudes: One in three say parental leave should be shared

11 Jul 2019

A third of people believe parental leave should be shared equally, according to a major survey, while only 12% think...

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penny mordaunt gender equality roadmap

Roadmap encourages employers to tackle ‘lifetime’ gender inequality

3 Jul 2019

Action needs to be taken by individual organisations and at a sector-wide level to close the gender pay gap and...

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ftse 350 gender diversity

Four FTSE 250 firms still have all-male boards

1 Jul 2019

The UK’s biggest companies are being urged to keep up the pace to meet the 33% target for women on...

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Does gender pay gap reporting legislation need more teeth?

13 Jun 2019

The original aim of gender pay gap reporting was to shed light on pay discrepancies and apply enough pressure to...

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US study finds men fearing contact with women at work

10 Jun 2019

Male managers may be restricting their work with female colleagues, according to US research.

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Female academics ‘discriminated against’ by universities, research claims

6 Jun 2019

Female academics at top universities do not progress as quickly, or to the same levels, as men with the same...

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Half of staff support pay transparency to promote equality

3 Jun 2019

More than half (56%) of staff would be happy for pay information to be made publicly available in order to...

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