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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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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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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