One of the main stories on the BBC News website today is about plans to tackle the gender pay gap.
‘The government is to press ahead with plans to force large firms to disclose data on the gender pay gap among staff. A consultation on the measure – introduced in the final months of the coalition – is to begin on Tuesday. David Cameron will say the move will “pressure” firms into boosting women’s wages, as he vows to eliminate the gender pay gap “within a generation”.
Although not covered by this initiative, at the University of Reading there is a 25% pay gap between genders at Grades 9 and above. This was highlighted at a recent ‘Ask the Board’ event as an issue which needs to be tackled. How can this be changed? In the long-term how can this be prevented from happening again?