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Government Equalities Office
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04
Apr

A guide to: Gender Pay Gap Reporting

The new gender pay reporting regulations came into force in April 2017, and require all employers with 250 or more employees to measure and report their gender pay gaps for the first time. Women currently earn around 18 per cent less on average than men, despite continued efforts to remove barriers in the workplace. Employers...
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22
Nov

Penny Mordaunt announces £600,000 to help vulnerable women to return to work when they are ready

Minister for Women and Equalities, Penny Mordaunt, announces £600,000 to help vulnerable women to return to work when they are ready. The fund is a new phase of the returners programme to help people who have been out of work to care for others. Organisations from across England will be able to bid for grants...
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02
Aug

100 per cent of UK employers have published gender pay gap data

For the first time ever, 100 per cent of UK employers have published their gender pay gap data. Under new regulations that came into force in April 2017, all employers with over 250 employees are required to report their gender pay gap data. All 10,000 UK employers that the Government has identified as having over...
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15
Sep

Recently returned to work or taken time out for caring? The Government Equalities Office want to hear from you

Have you recently returned to work or taken time out for caring?  The Government Equalities Offices are seeking to find out what barriers exist when returning to work after time away. They would also like to know about the experiences of people who want to return to work, employers’ experiences of recruiting these people and...
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08
Sep

Schools around the UK to stamp out LGBT bullying

More than a 1,000 schools across the UK will take part in an initiative to stamp out homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying in the classroom. The £3 million initiative, led by the Government Equalities Office, aims to ensure children are free from being bullied for their sexual orientation or gender identity. The programme will...
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29
Aug

Government launches returner programmes to help get people back to work

The government has launched a number of career break returner programmes, to help get people back into work. The new initiatives, launched by the Minister of State for Apprenticeships, Skills and Women, Anne Milton, are also hoping to boost skills, build professional networks and close the gender pay gap. The returner programmes – part of...
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21
Feb

A guide to: Gender Pay Gap Reporting

The new gender pay reporting regulations are due to come into force in April 2017, and will require all employers with 250 or more employees to measure and report their gender pay gaps for the first time. Women currently earn around 18 per cent less on average than men, despite continued efforts to remove barriers...
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10
Nov

What is the Equality Act 2010?

The Equality Act was passed into law in 2010 and sets out and ensures that employers and employees work in fair environment. The act requires that all employees be treated equally regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership. The aim of this act was...
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