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

But Resolution Foundation says women will still earn significantly less during their careers as the gap widens after age 30 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

Childline Reports Record Number Of Counselling Sessions About Trans And Gender Issues

The number of child counselling sessions about transgender issues and genderdysphoria offered by a national charity has reached a record level in the past year. Kids as young as 11 have told counsellors they were unhappy with their assigned birth gender or felt their biological sex didn’t match their gender. In 2015/16, the NSPCC’s helpline held 2,796 counselling sessions – an average … Read More

Black, female and proud: lawyer is praised by Theresa May

A black female campaigner for equality in the legal industry has been praised by Theresa May. As the most senior black female lawyer in her field, Funke Abimbola 43 from St Albans has been named a Point of Light by the Prime Minister for her work. Ms Abimbola has spoken to Parliament, the Law Society and countless conferences about diversity … Read More

Reducing gender pay gap would add ‘£150bn to UK economy by 2025’

Source: cipd.co.uk The gender pay gap – which currently stands at 19.2 per cent – will be “with us for a lifetime” and cause significant damage to the UK’s productivity levels if government and employers fail to take action, a gender equality and women’s rights charity has warned. The Fawcett Society has also revealed new research that found 77 per … Read More