Gender Pay Gap

At This Rate, The Gender Pay Gap Won't Close For Another 40 Years

Silkie Cragg | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK
Silkie Cragg

The gender pay gap has barely budged. Since 2011 the full-time gender pay gap has fallen by just 0.2 percentage points a year. At this rate it will take over 40 years to achieve pay parity between men and women.

Leave The Kids Out Of The 'Pink Tax'

Kalpana Fitzpatrick | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kalpana Fitzpatrick

I guess there will be a number of circumstances where I will not be able to avoid the so called pink tax, but I know that women certainly need to be weary of the pink packaging. Don't be fooled.

5k For Equal Pay Day

Nick Cartwright | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Nick Cartwright

As the gender pay gap closes Equal Pay Day gets later and later in the year - I pledge to run my 5k every year in the week around Equal Pay Day until I've ran it on New Year's Eve!

How The Gender Pay Gap Affects Women In These 6 Age Brackets

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK

The effect of the gender pay gap on women of different generations has been laid bare in a new report that finds those in their 50s are treated most u...

Pharmacy Introduces A 7% 'Man Tax', While Women Can Shop Tax-Free

The Huffington Post | Farouq Suleiman | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A New York pharmacy turned heads this week after introducing a 7% “man tax” to even out the gender pay gap. Thompson Chemists announced the “new...

The Gender Pay Gap Is Not A Myth - It's A Shameful Truth

Nick Cartwright | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK
Nick Cartwright

I do wonder what if there was no gender pay gap, would the expectation still fall on women to take breaks from their careers to care for children or older relatives? Giving up the lower salary is the sensible option but think of what a difference it would make if the lower salary wasn't usually the women's salary.

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.