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Mandatory disability and ethnicity pay gap reporting

Disability and ethnicity pay gap reporting will become mandatory following a government consultation, so organisations should prepare now, advises Rachel Mapleston from MHR.
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New guidance will help employers close gender pay gap

Better engagement from senior leadership, increased staff awareness and improved recruitment practices will help companies reduce their gender pay gap the Minister for Women Victoria Atkins has announced.
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Why gender equality is a critical economic challenge

Professor Jane Turner OBE DL, Teesside University, explains why we require a significant shift in attitudes and beliefs regarding gender equality in this country.
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Women at board-level positions hit new record high

Michelle Chance, Partner and Head of the London Employment team, Womble Bond Dickinson UK, says that real change is needed to achieve true quality despite rise in women in board-level positions
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Bridging the gender pay gap in the UK

The latest data by the Office for National Statistics has found that, while the gender pay gap in the UK has fallen to its lowest ever level at 8.6%, the average woman in the workplace still earn less than the average man with the gap even wider for women aged over 40 with 12.8%
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UK managers feel their gender or age hinders confidence in the workplace

Half of UK managers feel their gender or age has diminished colleagues’ confidence in them and women are five times more likely to feel that their gender hinders confidence in them in the workplace 
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What does the pay gap look like in Britain?

The latest data by the Office for National Statistics has found that, while the gender gap in the UK has been steadily closing with the gap reported to have reached a record low in 2017, the average woman in the workplace still earns 9.1% less than the average man        
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Freelancers will dominate UK workforce despite job uncertainty concerns

Whilst freelancers will soon be the UK’s dominant workforce, there is still uncertainty around job security and a big issue with the gender pay gap
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Iceland closes gender pay gap with new law

Iceland has made it illegal to pay men more than women with the introduction of a new law enforcing equal pay
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Challenging the stereotypes in science

Chief Executive of the British Science Association Katherine Mathieson provides a compelling insight into how we can challenge stereotypes in science Science needs to be taken out of its cultural ghetto. Currently, it’s seen as the realm of professionals and experts. But other parts of society – business, politics, art,...
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Gender pay gap recommendations ignored by government

The cross-party Women and Equalities Committee says the government is ignoring its gender pay gap recommendations and failing to tackle the issue The gender pay gap will not be eliminated in a generation if the government goes on ignoring the evidence and recommendations it is given, says a cross-party committee...

Working fathers earn more than their childless counterparts

Full-time working fathers earn over a fifth more than their childless counterparts, according to new research. Research from workers union TUC has revealed full-time working fathers earn more than their childless counterparts. According to the data, average working fathers receive a 21 per cent “wage bonus”. Fathers of two children earned...

New rule will force larger companies to reveal gender pay gap

Companies with more than 250 employees will be forced to reveal the differences in pay between their male and female employees. The gender pay divide is about to go public after new plans will force employers to reveal the pay of their male and female staff. The rules will apply to...
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Creating gender equality knowledge in Switzerland today

Brigitte Liebig, Swiss National Science Foundation on the results of the NRP 60 program & how it will create knowledge regarding gender equality
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Gender pay gap means women work for nothing until 2016

A campaign group has highlighted the plight of women workers, warning those in full-time employment will in effect work for nothing between now and 2016. The debate over women’s pay is nothing new, but it certainly is an issue that has been at the forefront of discussion recently. According to official...
Education Secretary tackles science gender pay gap

Education Secretary tackles science gender gap

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said teenage girls should not be made to feel as if mathematics and science subjects are “the preserve of men”. Tackling “tired stereotypes” about science careers is the only way to decrease the pay gap between men and women, said Education Secretary Nicky Morgan. Currently, fewer...
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Businesses need more gender equality

Businesses in the UK are urged to do more for gender equality in the workplace by Equalities Minister Maria Miller. The Minister spoke to city business leaders at a breakfast summit hosted at Downing Street and said that improving opportunities for women to contribute in the workplace is key to...

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