BBC pay gap: why women are paid less


In July 2017 the BBC released information regarding the salaries of all of the stars earning £150,000 or over. The figures showed a 10% gender pay gap between male and female radio presenters, actors and tv hosts, with two thirds of the top 96 earners being male (64 in total). BBC radio 2 breakfast presenter Chris Evans tops the list, earning between £2.2 million and £2.25 million over the last year. However, the highest earning female, Strictly presenter Claudia Winkleman, earned less than half of this amount (falling into the £400,000 – £450,000 bracket). The One Show’s Matt Baker ranked in the £450,000 – £499,999 bracket, while female co-presenter Alex Jones earned a salary of £400,000 – £449,999. Similarly, Casualty star Derek Thompson received between £350,000 and £400,000, whilst his female co-star Amanda Mealing received between £250,000 and £300,000[1]. The gender pay gap present within the salaries of the BBC stars is less than the average national gender pay g
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Marital Satisfaction Affected by Age Difference


A recent study has found a link between marital satisfaction and the age difference between spouses.
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Breastfeeding at Work


In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, and in light of the current social discussions regarding breastfeeding in public, we outline the rights of breastfeeding mothers in the workplace.
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Taylor Review on Modern Employment Practices


Matthew Taylor recently published his much anticipated report on modern employment practices.
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Drop in Insolvency Numbers


There has been a sharp fall in the number of companies falling into administration across England and Wales during the second quarter of 2017.
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Help to Buy Scheme Helps Thousands Become Home Owners


The Scottish Government’s Help to Buy shared equity scheme has helped more
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Improving Gender Equality on Company Boards


Chief executives of FTSE 350 companies are being urged to be transparent about the number of women they have in leadership positions and to hand over data to independent reviewers on increasing female representation in business. Independent Review The call comes after leaders of an independent review into increasing female representation in the senior ranks of the UK’s largest businesses wrote to FTSE 350 companies requesting their latest data for the number of men and women in the executive pipeline. This review is being chaired by Sir Philip Hampton, Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline, and Dame Helen Alexander, Chair of UBM. In November 2016 they set a voluntary target for FTSE 100 companies to increase the proportion of women sitting on executive committees and their direct reports to 33% by 2020. Statistics on Gender Representation Statistics published at the time showed just 25% of those positions were occupied by women. The latest statistics on gender representation at the top of bus
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