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 Gender pay gap has halved in the last 20 years 

The current gender pay gap is only half of what it was 20 years ago. That is according to an analysis of salary data by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Contributor: Ann Swain | Published: 13 September 2019

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Employers must take gender pay gap seriously or risk costly litigation

The bank did not agree that any discrepancy in pay was based on the gender of the employee and said that it took a fair and inclusive approach to setting pay, but it didn’t think it “got things right in certain areas” and so settled to resolve the matter. 

Contributor: David Scott | Published: 31 May 2019

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Women are being rewarded for making decisions like men 

Overall, 78 percent of the 10,000 UK firms that have provided a 2019 report had a pay gap that favoured men. Gender pay gap reporting looks at the average salary between men and women to determine the difference in pay, which is often skewed because of the lack of women in senior positions

Contributor: John Hackston | Published: 20 April 2019

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Women underrepresented on accountancy firm boards

An online employee referral recruitment platform has analysed the data from the top 25 accountancy firms in the UK and found that women make up just a quarter of the executive boards, however statistics show that in 2014 women made up 44 percent of full-time accountants in the UK

Contributor: Sam Davies | Published: 18 April 2019

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Gender Pay Gap data: early analysis pay gap reporting looks disappointing

The difference mean figure has slightly improved from 13.4 percent to 13.1 percent in the gap. The proportion of organisations paying women less than men has got slightly worse, increasing from 77.10 percent to 77.79 percent. The UK’s largest organisations (20,000 or more employees) have the lowest median gender pay gap.

Contributor: Jon Boys | Published: 10 April 2019

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Women quitting over pay inequality is increasing

Almost half (46 percent) of organisations who are taking steps to reduce the gender pay gap are actively promoting women into senior roles. The conversation around gender pay inequality in the workplace has led to 40 percent of working women saying they’d likely quit if they found out a male colleague in the same role was being paid more.

Contributor: Alexandra Sydney | Published: 13 November 2018

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There’s no gender happiness gap

There is no ‘gender happiness gap’ in the workplace, data from digital platform, Engaging Works shows but still much to do to in addressing reward and pay gaps. Data released from Engaging Works’ workplace survey shows that there is no difference between women and men in rating their happiness in the workplace.

Contributor: Lord Price | Published: 6 November 2018

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Ethnicity pay equality – gender pay gap-style reporting won’t work

The Government says it is “time to move to mandatory ethnicity pay reporting” in its new Race at Work Charter announced in October 2018. The consultation on the proposed new law requests feedback on the sort of information that employers should be required to publish and whether this should follow current gender pay gap reporting rules.

Contributor: Colin Leckey | Published: 23 October 2018

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Gender equality needs a new deal for dads at work

New research had identified that it is essential for employers to improve support for working fathers in order to achieve equality for working mothers. Organisations need to go further than setting policy to achieve this - they need working practices that make it easier for employees to share parental responsibilities between mum and dad.

Contributor: Rebecca Hourston | Published: 3 October 2018

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Just publishing gender pay stats is not enough

Kaammini Chanrai, Gender Research and Policy Manager, Business in the Community, said: “The report shows that simply publishing data on gender pay gaps is not enough – unless this information can be interpreted accurately, then it will have little effect on reducing the gap.

Contributor: Kaammini Chanrai | Published: 25 June 2018