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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

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Women earning more in ecommerce, yet gender pay gap still exists

A report has revealed that a shocking gender pay gap still exists, with men being paid an average of 26 percent more than women. Men who are Manager level and above earn 11.2 percent more than their female counterparts, with board level positions seeing the biggest gap in pay at £30,000 on average.

Contributor: Jonathan Hall | Published: 1 June 2018

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UK’s innovative economy at risk due to lack of patents filed

Research* by WISE, released at their annual conference today, estimates that only 9 percent of patents filed in the UK are by women, compared to a global average of 30 percent. WISE is calling for a paradigm shift in attitudes to women in science, engineering and technology to ensure that women are part of the innovation landscape required in the UK. Contributor Helen Wollaston, Chief Executive Officer - WISE.

Contributor: Helen Wollaston | Published: 15 May 2018

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Proportion of female high earners unchanged

Data obtained directly from HMRC reveals that women accounted for just over one quarter (27 percent) of all higher rate tax payers (tax payers declaring an income between £43,001 and £150,000) in each of the last seven financial years. Last tax-year just 1.13m of the 4.16m higher rate tax payers were women.

Contributor: Heidi Watson | Published: 2 May 2018

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Pay gap deadline is here – what is revealed?

Deadline for the first gender pay gap reports is here. By midnight tonight all companies which employ 250 or more are required to publish information for the payroll period including the snapshot date of 6 April 2017. Information on any bonuses paid also needs to be published at the same time for the 12 month period ending April 2017.

Contributor: Emma O'Leary | Published: 4 April 2018

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UK 5th from bottom in EU gender pay equality

The UK ranks 25th out of 30 European countries analysed for gender pay gap - data analysed by home rental company Spotahome ahead of International Women’s Day on 8th March has ranked the UK 5th from the bottom in Europe for gender pay equality. The gender pay gap is the percentage difference between average hourly earnings for men and women.

Contributor: Melissa Lyras | Published: 9 March 2018