Pay gap

Top 10 jobs where women earn more than men revealed

Analysts revealed the top 10 occupations where women could be paid more than men, after studying gender pay gap data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Labour's mandatory pay gap plans draw mixed reaction

The Labour Party has proposed making ethnicity pay gap reporting mandatory, bringing it in line with the current mandate on gender pay gap reporting.

Disabled people will work the rest of the year for free

Disabled people effectively work for free for the last 47 days of the year and stop getting paid today (14 November), according to new analysis by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Employers pledge to stop asking salary history

Employers including the Samaritans, TripAdvisor and Women in Sport have pledged not to ask candidates about their salary history in order to help address the gender pay gap.

Government urged to back mandatory ethnicity pay reporting

The government has been urged to introduce mandatory reporting on the ethnicity pay gap for all companies employing more than 250 workers by charities ShareAction and the Runnymede Trust in a new...

More young black, Bangladeshi and Pakistani women join top jobs, but pay gap remains

The number of young (16-25) black, Bangladeshi and Pakistani (BBP) women in the three highest paying occupations more than doubled over the past decade to 14% of the workforce.

Equal pay audits missing from half of UK businesses

Half (51%) of UK organisations have never completed an equal pay audit, according to research from reward consultancy, 3R Strategy.

Fathers can’t afford paternity leave, finds TUC

Paternity leave is not taken at all by 21% of fathers, and financial worries are the biggest reason for this (27%).

Three ways to fight for gender equality in an economic crisis

Amid soaring energy prices, high inflation and weakened consumer demand, speakers at the FT Women in Business Summit Europe on Tuesday (13 June) discussed how to empower resilient female leaders. 

UK ranks fifth globally for progress on gender equality

Gender equality has seen steady but significant progress around the world, according to new research.

Is there a case for regional pay?

In the recent, somewhat protracted, race to become the UK’s 56th prime minister, the Conservative membership found itself romanced with a range of policies promising to make taxpayers’ happy, the...

How HR can pioneer equal pay

Gender pay gap reporting in the UK has been mandatory since 2017, but progress remains slow - how can HR professionals challenge the status quo to improve pay parity for all?