Fawcett comments on new Gender Pay Gap reporting regulations

Commenting on the new Gender Pay Gap reporting regulations which were laid before parliament today, Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society, said:"Gender Pay Gap reporting is potentially the most significant step forward on closing the pay gap since the Equal Pay Act. We are pleased to see Government delivering on this and we are particularly pleased to see them include the bonus pay gap. This is something Fawcett lobbied hard for."We also need to make sure that there are meaningful penalties for employers who don't comply and that we focus on an action plan to close it rather than just publishing the figure itself. But fundamentally we won't close it unless we take action to equalise caring roles ...

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Fawcett release on the Autumn Statement 2016

Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society said:"The Autumn Statement 2016 is disappointing and represents a missed opportunity for women and for the economy.“The Chancellor could and should have ...

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Changemakers Grants Programme Announcement

We are excited to launch the Spirit of 2012 Spirit of Women Changemakers small grants programme, delivered by Fawcett in partnership with BE Group.Spirit of 2012 (Spirit) created the Spirit ...

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10th November is Equal Pay Day

Women work for free until the end of the year Charity warns of threat to women’s right to equal pay post-Brexit Thursday 10th November 2016 is Equal Pay Day (EPD). This means ...

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Equal Pay Day 2016 – #EqualValue

#EqualValue In 2016 Equal Pay Day is 10th November. This marks the day after which women are effectively working for free as a result of earning less on average than men.The ...

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New ONS figures reveal mean gender pay gap is slow to close

 New figures from the ONS published today show that the mean pay gap for full time workers is 13.9%, a fall of just 0.2 percentage points since last year.Jemima Olchawski ...

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Milton Keynes Fawcett local council study released

In 2015 Milton Keynes members of the Fawcett Society undertook an observational study of MK Council Meetings in order to explore whether there were gender differences and/or inequalities in the ...

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The Gender Pay Gap Conference 2016

New survey finds 6 in 10 women say “it matters to me” that my employer is taking steps to reduce the gender pay gap, with 77% of women say reducing it ...

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Fawcett response to social media commentary

Responding to some comments on social media today, Fawcett Society CEO Sam Smethers said:“This was a personal comment made by an individual member of the Fawcett Devon group who was not ...

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Sexist pricing in our supermarkets revealed

New research today published by the Fawcett Society reveals that sexist pricing is widespread on our high streets with the UK’s biggest supermarkets - Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons’ charging ...

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John’s story: How my experience in GMB influenced my feminism and led me to join Fawcett

In the weeks following Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the US Presidential Election, Fawcett saw a surge of new members, ...

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