Gender Pay Gap

How Can Employers Carry Out An Equal Pay Audit?

Kate Palmer | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Kate Palmer

All employers are under a legal duty to provide men and women with equal pay for doing equal work. At the start of a business venture, this is usually...

Women Carry The Burden Of Poverty - We Should End That Injustice

Helen Barnard | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Politics
Helen Barnard

We hear a lot about the injustices woman face in modern Britain, not least in the form of the gender pay gap. An IFS report earlier this year captured the spotlight as it spelled it out in cold, hard statistics how the pay gap between men and women grows after having children, leading to stalled career progression. But a story less often told is how women at the bottom end of the labour market are carrying the heavier burden of poverty in our society. Figures released by JRF as part of the BBC's 100 Women highlight this reality. A fifth of women - around 5.1million - live in poverty in the UK, compared to 4.4million men.

Instead Of Asking How Long Until We Close The Gap, The Question Should Be: What Gap?

Andrew Gilmore | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK
Andrew Gilmore

I could reel off many statistics, but I'll just include one from the Office for National Statistics, at the current rate, it will be another 62 years before the work of women in the UK is valued at the same rate as men. Sixty-two years. The year 2078. Let that sink in. I'll be long gone, as will you, probably.

Walkouts Across Europe Demonstrate The Absurdity Of The Gender Pay Gap

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Ioan Marc Jones

We live in a moment in history, akin to every other moment in modern history, when a woman doing exactly the same job as a man can expect less pay. This is quite obviously an absurdity. Due primarily to battles won in the past, however, we currently have the ability to challenge this injustice.

Equal Pay Day Is Here Again - Will It Ever Become A Thing Of The Past?

Olivia Hill | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Hill

Today (Thursday 10 November) marks the last day of the working year for women throughout the UK - or so it should. From now until the end of 2016, working women are now, on average, providing their services for free - highlighting the 9.4% gap between average pay of full-time male and female employees.

Young Female Apprentices Earn £2,000 Less A Year Than Men

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

Today is Equal Pay Day and, for the rest of the year, women in the UK will effectively be working for free thanks to the gender pay gap. The full-time...

Women, Together We Can Trump It!

Heather Jeffrey | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Heather Jeffrey

Now is too late for Lucía, but it might not be for your daughter or your neighbour. let's make some noise on equal pay day tomorrow and lets paint the 19th of October black every year everywhere until we are equal. #niunamenos

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 09.11.2016 | 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.