Equal Opportunity

Opening Up Our Politics To More Candidates

Stephen Hitchin | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Hitchin

To achieve this change we need to consider the obstacles faced in doing so. I feel they are time and money, as many friends, colleagues and those on the doorstep often said to me. To mount a political campaign is no easy task and requires a lot of planning and effort, and therefore time and money.

Where Opportunity Leads, Talent Will Follow

Chris Hirst | Posted 08.04.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Hirst

A recent headline in the Guardian: "Privately educated elite continues to take top jobs..." I read this story recently and my heart sank. Don't get m...

Gender Pay Gap - Or Is It an Opportunity Gap?

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

Those of us who work closely with the statistics know this is simplistic. The Equality and Human Rights Commission and others have acknowledged that young women's academic attainment is not translating into better opportunities in the workplace.

Will the Real Me Please Stand Up?

Melissa Benn | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Benn

So let's return to that young girl in the art gallery for I believe she can, symbolically speaking, help guide us through this tangled maze. Certainly, she provides us with our first important clue, about the many ways that adolescence itself turns so many confident outward- looking girls into anxious and uncertain young women.

Overcoming the Charity Woman Cliché

Michelle Wright | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Wright

The charity sector is taking a bit of a battering at the moment, not least in relation to polarised arguments about pay, but also a lack of professional recognition and poor career paths that can often be criticised for not supporting talent.

Council Faced With Multi-Million Pound Bill Over Equal Pay Claims

PA | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

The country's largest local authority may face a bill of £757 million to settle a string of equal pay claims, including a recent ruling in favour of ...