March 8th is International Women’s Day 2016, and the theme this year is #PledgeForParity.
Regulations announced on 12 February 2016 say that companies with more than 250 employees that fail to prevent pay gaps between male and female staff will be named in new league tables, a measure said to affect around 8,000 employers across the UK.
The measures won’t take place until 2018, which gives firms time to address the issue and redress the balance.
Estimates from the ONS (Office for National Statistics) in November 2015 showed that in the year to April 2015, average earnings for full-time employees increased by 1.8 per cent. But within those figures, there were a number of gender pay gaps. Continue reading