The City must tackle ‘alpha male culture’ to boost diversity, says Treasury Committee

Politicians call on financial firms to do more to encourage flexible working and root out unconscious bias that hampers women’s careers. The City must tackle its “alpha male culture”, implement objective criteria for awarding bonuses and tackle unconscious bias that limits women’s … Read More

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Women face pay gap just one year after graduation

Women face pay gap just one year after graduation Government figures say men more likely to have higher pay than women who graduated in the same subjects in the same year Women face a pay gap as early as their … Read More

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Should we legislate against the gender pay gap?

Should we legislate against the gender pay gap? Like many countries, the UK has made slow progress in reducing its gender pay gap. However, it might do well to look to Iceland, which has come up with a radical plan … Read More

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Race inequality plays key role in gender pay gap, report warns

The report by the Fawcett Society reveals the troubling pay inequalities across people from different ethnic groups The gender pay gap in Britain is shaped by racial inequality, with some minority ethnic groups making great strides while pay for others … Read More

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West Midlands’ Gender Pay Gap is ‘Highest in UK’

The pay gap between male and female workers in the West Midlands is the highest among 12 UK regions. And the financial services sector – encompassing businesses such as banks, accountancy firms and insurers – is the worst culprit nationally, … Read More

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HR professionals divided over impact of pay gap reporting on gender equality

PM survey also suggests employers will need to significantly rethink pay and reward discussions Nearly half (47 per cent) of HR professionals believe the new gender pay gap reporting requirements will make ‘little difference’ to improving gender equality at work. … Read More

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Gender pay gap down to 5% among UK workers in their 20s, study finds

Women in their 20s have seen the pay gap halve to 5%, but just as in previous generations the discrepancy compared with men’s earnings widens when they hit 30 and start a family. In a report highlighting the challenge facing … Read More

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Finance companies aim to have women in third of top jobs

Survey of firms that signed up to Treasury’s Women in Finance charter finds average target is 35%, up from current figure of 27% Financial services companies are aiming to increase the number of women at senior management level to an … Read More

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The UK needs ambitious gender diversity targets for boards

It’s easy to see what the teams working with the Hampton-Alexander Review into the number of women on FTSE boards were hoping when they launched on the same day as the result of the US presidential election.    Most people … Read More

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More visible female role models could help improve workplace equality

Theresa May’s appointment as the UK’s second female prime minister could help to improve equality in the workplace, a poll suggests. More than two in five young women currently believe that their gender will hold them back in their career, … Read More

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