Gender Pay Gap

Within A Generation Or By 2069? Getting Rid Of The Gender Pay Gap Poses Difficult Questions

Amanda Jones | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Amanda Jones

t surely is possible to close the pay gap within a generation, but it means making fundamental changes. We have to reassess how we view the relative contribution of men and women, both in sports and in work. That means asking ourselves some difficult questions, stating with: what are we willing to do about it?

Gender Pay Gap - The Terrifying 10% That No-One's Talking About

Jo Arden | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK
Jo Arden

But it is the 10% that sends a real shudder down my spine. It must be a fact that we are somehow all complicit in a work culture that starts to shortchange women right from the start of their careers. Stopping the gender pay gap being present from the outset is the only way we will stop it from widening later.

10 Inspiring Quotes That Prove Time And Again Women Deserve Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new study from the Institute of Fiscal Studies has revealed what we already knew; gender pay gap isn’t a myth. In fact, women earn 18% less an hou...

Media Called Out For How It Reports The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK

Discussion in the media on Tuesday about new research showing that many women suffer a severe “motherhood wage penalty” has been criticised for be...

Why Are British Mums and Dads the Worst in the Developed World at Sharing Childcare?

Jeremy Davies | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Parents
Jeremy Davies

Our gender pay gap - which leaves British women earning an average of 17.4% less than men in similar full-time jobs - places us 15th out of the 22 countries measured. In first-placed New Zealand, the gap is 5.6%.

The Death of Liam Fee Is a Feminist Issue

Esther Freeman | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK
Esther Freeman

The death of two-year old Liam Fee is cruel and heartbreaking. It hits me hard as an adoptive parent because I know, but for a little luck, that might...

This Was The Average Wage For Young People Last Year

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Young people earned some £6,700 less than the national average last year, while women were paid marginally more than men, government statistics revea...

We Are Striking in Defence of Higher Education

Nick Cartwright | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Cartwright

I am taking part in industrial action because by asking us to do more for less our employers are ruining the experiences of our students and because I can see the unfairness of my employer employing the majority of men (52%) on permanent, full-time contracts, whilst the majority of women (56.4%) are in casualised employment. I will be standing shoulder to shoulder with colleagues and students in defence of higher education and to make it clear that casualisation and pay inequality are not acceptable.

Genius 'Gender Pay Gap' Alarm Clock Rings When Women Stop Being Paid

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The existence of the gender pay gap continues to boggle our minds and infuriate us in equal measure. So we're big fans of the new '79% Work Clock'. Th...

Let's Talk About Sex

Sabrina Lynch | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Sport
Sabrina Lynch

We all know that paving the way for gender equality has not come without its obstacles but it is astounding that this huge salary discrepancy is in the public domain and yet has not generated the media attention or Twitter uproar usually reserved for female celebrities who share a naked selfie.

When It Comes To Gender Equality Facebook Has Put Its Money Where It Matters

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook has said its male and female employees are equal as far as pay goes. Calling itself the "leader in pay equality" the announcement trickled t...

Shared Parental Leave - Can We Overcome Stereotypes?

Neeha Khurana | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Parents
Neeha Khurana

The policy's main criticism so far is that the number of new fathers signing up is low, with many blaming cultural stereotypes for their hesitation. Employers need to address this by making role models more visible and openly communicating the available options around shared parental leave.

David Cameron Is No Women's Champion - Even the United Nations Agrees

Rachel Clarke | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Clarke

David Cameron may be happy for our children to grow up into a world where women still get paid less than a man, for doing exactly the same job as a man, but I am not. Nor, I have no doubt, are the vast majority of men and women in modern Britain. 60% of doctors in the NHS are women. With its regressive, discriminatory contract, the government seems hell-bent on driving us away.

Jeremy Hunt Is About to Increase the Gender Pay Gap For Doctors - Does He Really Care About Women?

Dr Tony Rao | Posted 03.04.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Tony Rao

Under the new contract, the pattern of pay distribution depends on working patterns, but it was the sheer gall of both the wording and the dismissive attitude toward female doctors that made me question not just how little the government value doctors but if it values women doctors at all.

Politics Is a Funny Business - But There's Nothing Funny About the Failure to Fix the Gender Pay Gap

Catherine Mayer | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Politics
Catherine Mayer

on Monday WE launched this tragi-comic video showing women marking the unhappy new year--the new female earning year--to draw attention to a persistent inequity, a gender pay gap that endures almost 46 years after the Equal Pay Act received royal assent. Such campaigns raise awareness but much, much more needs to be done.

How We're Tackling the Gender Pay Gap

Bibi Hilton | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Parents
Bibi Hilton

I believe that if we want to address the gender pay gap and help women work up to leadership roles, we need supportive office environments that embrace flexibility and shared parental leave.

Motherhood Penalty Now Writ Large

Sam Smethers | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK
Sam Smethers

The bigger return for employers and for the UK economy is clear with £600 billion being added to the value of the economy if we close the gender pay gap. We have the best educated, best qualified female labour force we have ever had. And yet we are wasting that talent and investment as a result of poor, shortsighted (and sometimes illegal) practice. Definitely time for a game-changer. Let's hope the Government rises to the challenge.

10 Government Departments Pay Women Less Than Men

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Politics

Women get paid less than men in every government department, Whitehall’s own figures have signalled. Each Whitehall office was asked to reveal th...

International Women's Day: Why Are 2 in 3 Women Still Reluctant to Seek Promotion?

Hannah Cottam | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Hannah Cottam

Employers have a responsibility to ensure this is happening in the workplace and that there is an environment where both sexes feel comfortable pursuing career progression, as this can only have positive results for business leaders. Those that are able to recognise the challenges felt by workers of both sexes and work to address these will ultimately benefit from a happier, more stable workforce and an improved employer brand which helps them to attract the best talent.

This Is What Women Want In 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women are being encouraged to take part in a huge survey focusing on their needs, wants and attitudes. To coincide with International Women's Day,...

This Is How Far We Have To Go To Achieve Global Gender Parity

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

At the going rate (read: a snail's pace), it will take another 118 years (until 2133) to close the economic gap between men and women, according to a ...

This Is How Kids Feel About The Gender Pay Gap (In Pocket Money)

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Parents

Trust kids to be able to explain in the simplest of terms why the gender pay gap is so ridiculous. A group of children were asked to do chores alon...

Motherhood Pay Penalty: Women Having Children Earlier 'Earn Less' Than Peers

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Parents

Women who choose to have children aged 33 or younger are sacrificing part of their pay packet, a study has found. Dubbed the "motherhood pay penalt...

What Causes the Gender Pay Gap?

Mandy Garner | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK
Mandy Garner

The AAT study suggests that the reasons are highly complex and often linked. While there is criticism about the kind of information that the government wants to see published and the lack of any analysis or context to it, it is surely a step forward. It is hard to deal with a problem in the absence of hard data, even if the data itself needs to be subject to analysis.

Making Work Work for Londoners

Sophie Walker | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK Politics
Sophie Walker

London's gender pay gap is 23% - higher that the already unacceptable national average of 15%. While many firms understand the importance of transparency and parent-friendly policies, too many are too slow to implement them.