Gender pay

Half of women may be forced to work beyond retirement age

Older female workers fear that a state pension may not be enough to live off when they reach retirement age.

Women being overlooked for company share schemes

Twice as many men are being given access to their company's share schemes compared to women.

Women's role in the economy transformed since 1992

The number of female workers in the UK has risen by 4.3 million in the last 30 years, a report by the Resolution Foundation and the Centre for Economic Performance found.

Does 'naming and shaming' employers work?

Over 200 employers were named and shamed by the government last week (December 9) for failing to pay staff the national minimum wage.

UK's largest occupations driving gender pay gap

Eight in 10 (83%) of the UK’s most popular jobs, including those in retail, care and admin, have a gender pay gap in favour of men.

Gender pay gap figures skewed by furlough

Yesterday (5 October) was the deadline for UK businesses to submit 2021's gender pay gap reporting, however furlough is expected to have skewed this year's figures.

Complexity not a barrier to ethnicity pay gap reporting, say MPs

Government is "juggling" complex issues as it explores the viability of mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting, MPs heard yesterday.

Closing the gender pension gap: What can employers do?

It’s 50 years since it became illegal to pay women less than their male counterparts, yet the gender pay gap means women are still paid 15.5% less than men. The financial gap gets a whole lot wider...

FTSE companies urged to appoint more women on boards

The Hampton-Alexander Review finds that, while progress has been made by some, five FTSE 350 firms still have all-male boards