GENDER PAY GAP – Closing the gender pay gap could take generations


Parity for women in most areas of public life appears to be decades away, according to new research.

Men still dominate every sector of politics, public life and business, according to a new report by the Fawcett Society with the under-representation of women “consistent and persistent across sectors”.

“Based on current rates of progress we’re looking at generations. We’re generations away from achieving gender equality particularly at the top of business and public life and that’s fundamentally unacceptable,” says Sam Smethers, chief executive of the Fawcett Society.

“So we’re arguing we need to pace of change with real interventions that will make a difference.”

The UK’s largest companies have been obliged to publish their gender pay gap figures since 2017 but since then there has been negligible progress.

Source SkyNews