It’s like air pollution. Everyone knows it is happening, but they don’t want to admit they are part of the problem. Britain’s gender pay gap has refused to close for years. At 9.4% in 2016, the difference between average pay for male and female full-time employees was little changed from the 10.5% gap five years earlier. The gap for all employees, full-time and part-time, has been coming down but was still 18.1% in 2016. That gulf reflects the fact part-time workers – both men and women – earn less on average per hour than their full-time counterparts and a much higher proportion of women work part-time. Yet ask big employers about where the gap has come from and they will inundate you with information about their firm’s diversity schemes, mentoring programmes and parental support. Everyone says they are doing something, and yet here we are. Women still earn significantly less than men on average and progress is laughably slow. One analysis, by consultants Deloitte, estimated that at this pace the pay gap will not be eradicated until 2069 – or 99 years after the Equal Pay Act. The government knows this is bad for productivity and bad for society. So… Read full this story
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