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Fawcett comments on the TUC’s call for ‘decently paid’ maternity leave in UK

Fawcett comments on the TUC’s call for ‘decently paid’ maternity leave in UK

Statutory maternity pay for UK mothers is among the worst in Europe, according to new analysis by the TUC and the Leave Network, with only Ireland and Slovakia having worse entitlements among 24 European countries.Following its report, the trade body says maternity leave should be at least as much as the minimum wage so mothers do not have to return to ...

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Fawcett comments on latest child poverty figures

The Government has today published its annual poverty statistics, which reveal high levels of child poverty. 4 million children in the UK are living in poverty, with 67% of these children ...

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Fawcett comments on latest child poverty figures

Fawcett comments on Spring Budget 17

Responding to the Budget today Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society said:  "On International Women’s Day this was a budget where women featured but still didn’t significantly gain. Many ...

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Fawcett comments on Spring Budget 17

Many minority ethnic women ‘left behind’ by pay gap progress

Pakistani & Bangladeshi women see biggest overall gender pay gap at 26%Black African women experience largest full-time gender pay gap at 19.6%Today we are publishing new analysis of the gender pay ...

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Fawcett comments on latest WESC recommendations for Brexit equality laws

Today the Women and Equalities Select Committee published a report, stating that the Government must act to embed equality into law and policy in the UK after Brexit.The report includes two ...

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Fawcett comments on latest WESC recommendations for Brexit equality laws

Fawcett Amendment to the Article 50 Bill

Working with Baroness Drake, Fawcett is backing an amendment to the Article 50 Bill calling for the Government to protect women’s rights during and after Brexit. The full text of ...

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Fawcett comments on Government’s failure to act on gender pay gap recommendations

This week, the Government responded to gender pay gap recommendations put forward by the Women and Equalities Committee. Despite its inclusion of overwhelming evidence for the need for urgent action, the Government rejected most ...

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Fawcett comments on Government’s failure to act on gender pay gap recommendations

Fawcett Amendment to the Article 50 Bill

Working with Harriet Harman and a cross-party coalition of MPs, Fawcett is backing an amendment to the Article 50 Bill calling for the Government to protect women's rights during and ...

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Fawcett launches Sex Discrimination Law Review

Amid fears that Brexit will "turn the clock back" on women's rights The Fawcett Society has today launched a major review of the UK's sex discrimination laws in response to the ...

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Fawcett Society report – Sounds Familiar – reveals hostility, complacency and a blame culture against women

Revealed - why progress on gender equality is so slow The Fawcett Society is today publishing new analysis which reveals disturbingly high levels of hostility towards women. These findings help to ...

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