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Scott’s stance: Equal pay progression develops in wake of gender pay gap reporting

Legal action brought by law firm Leigh Day this month is once again banging the equal pay drum, as retailer Tesco comes under fire for reportedly paying primarily female store-based staff less than the predominantly male workforce at its distribution centres. As of 12 July 2018, Leigh Day has lodged 1,000 equal pay claims, with […]

BBC reduces gender pay gap and publishes culture review

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has reduced its mean gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay from 10.7% to 8.4% over the course of the last year. The updated gender pay gap figures, which have been published in alignment with the organisation’s review on workplace culture and systems around the progression of women at the […]

75% of employers believe their industry does not view the gender pay gap as a problem

Three-quarters (75%) of employer respondents believe that their industry does not perceive the gender pay gap to be a problem, according to research by global professional services organisation Lockton. Its Global benefits forum survey report polled 400 HR directors and 400 employees within multi-national organisations of over 1,000 employees with a UK head office and […]

Closing the gender pay gap: next steps and key challenges

Need to know: Diversity of gender, background, experience and opinion is key to business success, and closing the gender pay gap would have significant economic benefits for the UK. Coaching, mentoring and sponsorship of women is an important way of ensuring female employees do not get stuck in the talent pipeline. Flexible working, shared parental […]

Jonathan Swan: How flexible working can help close the gender pay gap

Many organisations are thinking about how they can close their gender pay gap. Fortunately for most, they have a powerful tool at hand in the shape of flexible working. Using flexibility strategically, as part of a wider approach to work-life balance, provides an opportunity to tackle some of the stubborn issues that underpin pay inequality. […]

BEIS committee to question employers on gender pay gap

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee is to question organisations on what actions they are taking to address the gender pay gap. The select committee was appointed by the House of Commons to examine the administration, expenditure and policy of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). This particular meeting is part […]

Joanna Mason and Anna Henderson: What is next on the to-do list for gender pay gap reporting?

Now that the dust has settled on the first gender pay gap reporting deadline, HR professionals could be forgiven for breathing a sigh of relief that the storm has passed, hopefully with little damage. Certainly, the thousands who adopted the tactic of waiting until the last minute to publish may have successfully avoided the intense […]

ABI voluntarily reports 16.5% median gender pay gap

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has voluntarily reported its gender pay data with a 16.5% median gender pay gap and 19.6% mean gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay. The organisation, which employs just under 100 staff, is not legally obliged to report these details under the gender pay gap reporting regulations, but has […]

Rita Trehan: How the gender pay gap harms engagement and productivity

In spite of the dedication and work of many, the majority of medium-sized and large organisations pay higher wage rates to men than women. That was the conclusion drawn from  The Gender Pay Gap briefing paper, published by the House of Commons in April 2018, which found that at 78% of firms, including at some […]

Karen Millen reports a 50% mean gender pay gap

Fashion brand Karen Millen has reported a 50% mean gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay. The organisation reported its gender pay gap data in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations and in time for the private sector submission deadline of 4 April 2018. The gender pay gap reporting regulations require organisations with 250 or more […]

Apple reports a 5% mean gender pay gap

Technology organisation Apple has reported a 5% mean gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay as at 5 April 2017. The organisation has reported its gender pay gap data across three UK legal entities in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations and in time for the private sector submission deadline of 4 April 2018 […]