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Fawcett comments on Queen’s Speech 2017

Fawcett comments on Queen’s Speech 2017

The Queen's Speech today contained 27 Bills, eight of which related to Brexit and its implications for various industries. Proposals that appeared in the Conservative Manifesto, including scrapping the triple lock on pensions, and ending free school lunches for infants have been dropped. Other proposals, including reforms to social care funding, will be put out to consultation. The main proposals not related ...

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Letter to Prime Minister Theresa May from women’s organisations on the DUP and abortion rights

The Fawcett Society issued this open letter to the Prime Minister with other women's organisations in the wake of the General Election results, and news that Theresa May is seeking ...

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Letter to Prime Minister Theresa May from women’s organisations on the DUP and abortion rights

Women’s representation in Parliament stalls at 32%

The June 2017 general election has seen women’s representation in Parliament break the 200 barrier for the first time, with 207 women winning seats. However, this represents only a 2 ...

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Women’s representation in Parliament stalls at 32%

Fawcett comments on law in Iceland requiring companies to prove equal pay

Iceland has passed a law requiring all companies and state institutions operating in Iceland to receive certification proving they offer equal pay regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality. Organisations with ...

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Fawcett comments on law in Iceland requiring companies to prove equal pay

Fawcett comments on Tories pledge to make companies publish gender pay gap data by ethnicity

The Conservative Party today pledged to extend gender pay gap reporting requirements to men and women of different ethnicities. Theresa May’s plans will also include the requirement to publish information on ...

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Fawcett comments on Tories pledge to make companies publish gender pay gap data by ethnicity

Women’s representation in Parliament ‘stagnant’ in June election

On the day that the final candidates are announced, new analysis for gender equality campaign charity the Fawcett Society finds that women’s representation in Parliament will flatline in the general ...

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Women’s representation in Parliament ‘stagnant’ in June election

‘Missing eight million’ women say they are uncertain to vote as Fawcett releases Women’s Manifesto

New Fawcett Society analysis of recent polling data finds that a ‘missing eight million’ women say that they aren’t necessarily going to vote in the 2017 general election. An average ...

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‘Missing eight million’ women say they are uncertain to vote as Fawcett releases Women’s Manifesto

Fawcett comments on failure to elect a single woman to Metro Mayoral position

Local election results today reveal not a single Metro Mayor elected. Chief Executive Sam Smethers says: “It now looks likely that every one of the six Metro Mayors will be a ...

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Fawcett comments on failure to elect a single woman to Metro Mayoral position

Fawcett comments on new research on gender pay gaps in higher education

The Times Higher Education Pay Survey 2017 published today, revealing that the gender pay gap for full-time university staff in the UK is closing at a slow pace for all academics, ...

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Fawcett comments on new research on gender pay gaps in higher education

Fawcett report reveals sexism ‘commonplace’ in Local Government

38% report sexist comments from council colleagues, one-third in council chamber 10% of female councillors have experienced sexual harassment Sexism is commonplace in local government with almost four in ten ...

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Fawcett report reveals sexism ‘commonplace’ in Local Government

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