An interactive tool that allows the public to find out the gender pay gap for their occupation was launched by the Minister for Women and Equalities, Justine Greening, in December 2016.
This tool, created by the government and the Office for National Statistics, shows construction and building trades, and financial managers and directors have the highest gender pay gaps.
At 18.1%, the gap in average pay between men and women, for all employees, is the lowest since records began.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission published its guidance on religion or belief in the workplace in December 2016.
The guidance is part of a suite of final products from the Commission’s three-year programme of work on religion or belief. These consist of:
Ali Harris, our Chief Executive, gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee on 31 November 2016. Joining her were Professor Anna Lawson, Leeds University, and Professor Sylvia Walby, University of Lancaster.
Ali called for mapping of equality, diversity and human rights issues across government on the impact of Brexit. A clear equality strategy is needed for Britain’s negotiations with the EU, supported by a closer and more structured relationship between government, research and voluntary sectors to take forward equality and human rights issues.
The cooperative benefits of the European research area should not be lost: there’s a “real will… for the UK to still engage [in European equality work] because there’s so much to be gained from that engagement.”
You can view the session from 9:50:32 onwards or follow the discussion on twitter with #EqualityAfterBrexit.