Flexible Working WEC Recommendations, Government Response; a FPSW Briefing
Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations Fair Play SW Response
The Gender Pay Gap and how to eliminate it
This new report 234.53 KB by Dr Jackie Longworth for Fair Play South West presents a detailed analysis of data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings published by the Office of National Statistics. It combines this with qualitative intelligence from women and women's organisations to identify some causes of gender pay gaps and makes recommendations for solutions. It is intended as a reference document for those campaigning on specific issues around women's access to well paid jobs. It should be cited as:
SW Women's Manifesto - update
The SW Women's Manifesto has been updated slightly after the 2015 general election to make it relevant to all future elections, local or national.
It's policy aims will be further reviewed in the coming months in the light of policy developments within governments and oppositions.
The slightly revised version can be found at: SW Women's Manifesto - R2 603 KB
What's in the Queen's Speech for Women's Equality?
An analysis22.17 KB of the detailed programme of Bills behind the Queen's Speech suggests that very little of the SW Women's Manifesto603 KB will be met in the next five years, at least as far as central government action is concerned.
A priority will be to try and preserve the clauses of the Human Rights Act, particularly the Protection from discrimination in respect of these rights and freedoms. There is also work to be done to ensure that extension of 'free childcare' is delivered in practice. In several respects the proposals will have the opposite effect from "advancing equality of opportunity" and many of the 22 calls for action from SW women are not addressed at all.
The Petition to the Minister for Women and Equalities remains open!
Women's Equality in Party Manifestos
Fair Play SW analysis of commitments made relevant to the calls for action in the SW Women's Manifesto reveal a mixed picture.
SW Women's Manifesto reply from Government Equalities Office
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Statement from Bristol’s COVID-19 Local Engagement Board and One City Partners https://t.co/9giakV6phV
Turn2Us press release: £20 cut to benefits to impact families' ability to put food on the table https://t.co/QpvJDnad6t via @EqualityForumUK
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Mayor commits extra help for creative sector https://t.co/H3A6mjseoj
Women's Resource Centre report: The covid-19 crisis and the women's sector, one year on https://t.co/OJZNQErytu via @EqualityForumUK
Social care future report: From permanent lockdown to an equal life https://t.co/BWZn456dE0 via @EqualityForumUK