Fawcett comments on the BBC gender pay gap

Fawcett comments on the BBC gender pay gap

The BBC has published the salaries of its staff earning above £150,000 a year, exposing a major gender imbalance. Chris Evans tops the list at over £2 million. The highest paid woman at the BBC, Claudia Winkleman, earns just 20% of his salary. Of the top twenty earners, only five are women - and there are no Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) stars featured in the list of 24 staff earning over £300,000. Fawcett Chief Executive Sam Smethers says: "The BBC high pay data revealed today shows that women are under-represented and undervalued at the top of the corporation. "The question the BBC has to answer is can this be objectively justified or does this reveal institutional sexism? "We welcome Tony Hall's commitment to close ...

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Fawcett comments on introduction of Great Repeal Bill

The Great Repeal Bill, formally known as formal title of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, is being introduced to Parliament today. The Bill will allow the UK Government to "amend, repeal ...

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Local government ‘not fit for the future’ without women: Fawcett releases new hard-hitting report

A hard-hitting new report concludes that local government is ‘not fit for the future’ as a result of a range of outdated practices and attitudes that hold back gender equality.  ...

Local government ‘not fit for the future’ without women: Fawcett releases new hard-hitting report
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Disability Wales launches #IAmEmbolden to celebrate deaf and disabled women creating change

Celebrating Deaf and disabled women creating change #IAmEmbolden launches nominations   Disability Wales is looking for Embolden Ambassadors – Deaf or disabled women in Wales who are breaking stereotypes, achieving great things and creating positive ...

Disability Wales launches #IAmEmbolden to celebrate deaf and disabled women creating change
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Fawcett comments on Taylor Review

The government published a review of employment practices today, stating that all work in the UK's economy should be "fair and decent". The report's author, Matthew Taylor, said "fairness demands" that ...

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Fawcett comments on policymakers call for NHS-funded abortions for women travelling from Northern Ireland

Today, over 40 cross-party policymakers have signed a letter supported by sexual health charity FPA, BPAS, the Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and the Faculty of ...

Fawcett comments on policymakers call for NHS-funded abortions for women travelling from Northern Ireland
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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 ...

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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 ...

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

Women’s representation in Parliament stalls at 32%
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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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“I just announced I would be a council candidate, then the abuse started.” “They told me if I got pregnant ...

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