Gender Pay Gap

Life's a Pitch - The Quest for Equality in Women's Football

Claire Beveridge | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Beveridge

There's a stark contrast between what men and women earn in UK football. With a huge boost from the recent Women's World Cup, what does the future hold for the sport? My biggest regret in life is turning my back on international football. I chose an education instead of the sport. Over a decade later the profile of the women's game has never been higher - but there's still so much to do.

Take a Leaf From Men: 'I Want It and Claim It!'

Tami Mir | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK
Tami Mir

On the average a man earns £1 for every 80p a woman earns. Even after the Equalities Act of 2010, the UK has the sixth-largest pay gap between men a...

How Should the Pay Gap Be Published?

Jeni Tennison | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Tech
Jeni Tennison

It is reported that David Cameron is planning to enforce the publication of average male and female pay for firms with over 250 employees. To increase accountability and to enable government to monitor the effect of their policy, this pay gap should be published as open data.

We've Made Great Strides on Women's Equality - But This Is No Time to Pat Each Other on the Back

Nicky Morgan | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Politics
Nicky Morgan

With businesses and a one nation government working together to finally solve this, building on the momentum established through the success of the women on boards initiative, we can achieve equality.

Katie Hopkins Just Undermined All Working Women Everywhere

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

Infamous motor-mouth and general troll Katie Hopkins has said that there's 'no such thing as the gender pay gap' in her latest Twitter tirade. The ...

Amanda Seyfried Calls Out Hollywood On Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Amanda Seyfried has spoken out about the differences in pay that women and men receive in Hollywood. The ‘Mama Mia’ star revealed she was paid ...

Cameron To Make Large Companies Reveal Gender Pay Gap

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics

Large firms will be forced to reveal the difference between the average earnings of male and female staff from next year, a move David Cameron believe...

Equal Pay Is Not About Money and Wages - It Is About Worth

Jess Phillips | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

I have spent my career working with women who have been beaten, raped and exploited. What all failed to understand in the debate, is that women are beaten and raped exactly because they have less value in society. To me it was not about money and wages it was about worth. So as the government marched through the no lobby it felt like we women were worthless. So who can we blame when this week two of us, the worthless, are murdered?

Pop-Up Fights Gender Pay Gap By Charging Women Less Than Men

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With the recent onslaught of pop-ups - including an owl bar and a crisp sandwich shop - we thought we'd seen all the world had to offer in terms of th...

Academia in Crisis - Liberal Bias Threatens the Integrity of Our Research

Mahmood Naji | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mahmood Naji

Crisis may seem a little alarmist. Maybe it is, but probably not. The Enlightment taught us that there exists no better way for us to accrue knowledge about the world than the dispassionate, evidence-driven approach of the scientific method and, conversely, no bigger obstacle to progress than ideology and dogma.

It's Up to All of Us to Make Sure That Pay Transparency Finally Spurs Equal Pay for Women

Gloria De Piero | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Politics
Gloria De Piero

Pay transparency is a simple measure, but sometimes simple changes are the most powerful. Once implemented, employers of over 250 workers will have to publish details of the average pay of their male and female employees, meaning for the first time, women will be able to see if they are being paid less than their male colleagues. Women still earn on average just 81p for every male pound and the rate at which the pay gap is closing has slowed under this government. In fact, if we'd continued to make the same progress we were under Labour women working full-time might be over £100 a year better off.

"Girls Rule!" - Until They Grow Up

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Ragoonanan

A slogan like "Girls Rule" seems little more than a lie in this context. It implies that women leaders are respected, listened to, and rewarded for their hard work, talent, and intelligence - when that is clearly not the case. Perhaps the slogan "Girls Rule!" was created as a way of hiding the sad reality of gender inequality.

12 Issues Designed To Silence, Shame And Bully Women In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This feature has been specially commissioned by Jameela Jamil as part of her guest editorship of HuffPost UK Lifestyle for International Women's Day. ...

Men - Please Don't Tell Me About Your Sexism

Bex Felton | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Bex Felton

Why do they bother keeping score in a game where the odds are stacked so extraordinarily in their favour? Why do they play this game of graceless one-upmanship?

Fox News Contributor Slates Patricia Arquette's Wage Equality Oscars Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

On Sunday, Boyhood star Patricia Arquette delivered a kickass, feminist acceptance speech at the Oscars. "To every woman who gave birth, to every t...

Dear Vince... Please Act on Equal Pay

Gloria De Piero | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Politics
Gloria De Piero

This week I and many others in the Labour Party have joined readers of Grazia magazine to write to the Business Secretary to ask him to implement pay transparency. This measure would see large companies of over 250 employees publish the pay gap between the hourly wages of men and women on an annual basis.

Negotiating Gender Bias: Why We All Need to Stand Up and Speak Out

Natalie Reynolds | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Reynolds

Make a commitment that next time you hear a female friend or colleague describing an assertive women as aggressive, pushy or a 'ball-breaker', to take her aside and say why this view has to change.

American Hustle - Pay Gap Hack Should Lead Women to Confront Pay Inequality in 2015

Frances Dickens | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK
Frances Dickens

The responsibility is by no means solely on women to reach pay equality. The Sony Pictures leak reminded us that genuine, long-standing change will not be achieved until governments, companies and their employees share the responsibility equally...

Here's Why You're Still Getting Poorer, Despite What Your Payslip Says

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's economic management has been awkwardly undermined as new figures show Britons' wages have continued to fall every year in real terms ...

10 Quotes From Women And Men Who Totally Support Equal Pay Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Take two people, who have exactly the same skills and work exactly the same hours. One gets paid more than the other, for no other reason aside fr...

Lib Dem Minister Has A Way For You To Tackle The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Politics

Businesses will be able to use special software to easily find out how big any pay gap is between their male and female staff, the government has conf...

Equal Pay for Equal Work: Does It Have to Be Such a Production?

Neela Bettridge | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

There's a longstanding, often deliberate tradition of secrecy around pay that keeps many of us in the dark about how work is valued. That's why Nadella's recommendation that women "have faith in the system" and expect good work to be rewarded rankled. Sitting back and waiting rarely works.

Potty-Mouthed Little Girls Drop The F-Bomb To Discuss Rape And Sexism

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What's more offensive, a little girl saying f**k or the sexist way society treats girls and women? In the above video by FCKH8.com, potty-mouthed g...

Fixing Pay Means Fixing Culture

Ann Francke | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK
Ann Francke

Data from the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) and salary experts XpertHR that shows the gender pay gap is hitting professional women aged 40-plus hardest. This group is hitting a 'mid-life pay crisis' as they earn 35% less than men in comparable, full time roles.

A Female Boss? You'll Make 35% Less Than Your Male Colleague

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

The gender pay gap in management is widening, with women in their 40s earning more than a third less than men, according to a new report. A survey ...