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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

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Sexism still rife in sports industry

Whilst almost 3/4 of respondents recognised there is inequality in sports, the results of the survey are startling. When it comes to sports professional salaries 1/4 respondents think male footballers deserve greater pay than their female counterparts, 40% of those respondents were men and only 14% were women.

Contributor: Sarah Jones | Published: 8 March 2018

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Gender balanced management teams make safer and engaged businesses

Sodexo, has found teams managed by a balanced mix of men and women are more successful across a range of measurements including employee engagement and health and safety. The five-year, one-of-a-kind study of 70 Sodexo entities across different functions represents 50,000 managers worldwide and tested the performance implications of gender inclusive work culture.

Contributor: Sean Haley | Published: 7 March 2018

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Company Culture key to unlocking gender equality and narrowing pay gap

There's 40 workplace factors that create a culture of equality — including 14 factors that matter the most. The research, published today in the company’s “Getting to Equal 2018” report, details the most-effective actions that business leaders can take to accelerate advancement and help close the gender pay gap.

Contributor: Payal Vasudeva | Published: 7 March 2018

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BBC review finds “no gender bias”

A report published today by PwC has found that there is "no gender bias" regarding pay decisions at the BBC but their approach to pay in general "has been far from perfect". The report found a 6.8 percent gender pay gap among on-air staff earning more than £150,000. 

Contributor: Jacob Demeza-Wilkinson | Published: 9 February 2018

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Widespread workplace discrimination blocking progress on gender diversity

With the public spotlight on sexual harassment cases and the gender pay gap, new research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) demonstrates how discrimination is rife across the workplace. More than four in five (85 percent) of women and 80 percent of men report that they have witnessed gender-discriminatory acts at work.

Contributor: Caroline Minashi | Published: 1 February 2018

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What now for UK’s gender pay gap?

The UK's gender pay gap is narrower, but men and women in the UK doing the same job continue to be valued differently by their employers. We should also bear in mind that the report covers all occupations, and it should be remembered that the scale of the report also disguises the fact that the pay gap could be much greater than the average, which is even more concerning.

Contributor: Adam Pennington | Published: 24 January 2018