Tags: Equal pay reviews

Despite initiatives to tackle requirements of the new Equality Act, there is still massive perception of pay disparity between the genders according to a recent survey of IT professionals by CWJobs.co.uk. Highlighting the disparity in salary perception between the sexes, 63% of females think they earn less than men, while just 28% of men believe…

The BCC has urged businesses to reduce the gender pay gap” align=”right”>The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has urged businesses to take swift action to ensure they are compliant with equal pay laws, after research showed women are still being paid considerably less than men. Figures released by the organisation revealed that female workers receive…

Employers and authorities should do more to reduce wage inequality between women and men to speed up the “unacceptable” current rate of progress, according to the Women’s Resource Centre (WRC). Last week, the issue returned to the headlines after research carried out by the Chartered Management Institute and XpertHR revealed male managers are paid on…

The recent  ‘Pilots’ judgment contains important clarification for pensions schemes on who is an employer. The Court interpreted relevant legislation to construe the ’employer’ as meaning an employer of persons eligible to join the pension scheme (rather than just of those who are actual members of the scheme). This decision could have potential ramifications for…

New statistics show that private sector wages have fallen further behind inflation in Britain than anywhere in the industrialised world except Mexico, Turkey and Iceland as the recession bit last year. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, based in Paris, said the gross average wage in Britain increased by 0.5 per cent to £33,745,…

Following the election debates, political leaders have been accused of not addressing the reform of public-sector pensions properly. According to AXA Life, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg ‘touched on pensions issues’. The Conservatives have talked about capping public-sector pensions at £50,000 per year, closing the MPs’ final-salary scheme and asking an independent office…

Incomes Data Services has published the first authoritative, in-depth analysis of the Equality Act 2010. The Act is a major consolidation of over 30 years’ worth of equality and discrimination law. The Briefing is available for free to help lawyers, HR professionals, trade unionists, public bodies and employees prepare for the changes contained in the…

New rules meaning staff must pay 50p tax on every pound they earn in excess of £150,000 have come into effect This is in addition to the ‘anti-forestalling’ rules potentially restricting higher rate tax relief on pension contributions for those with an income in excess of £130,000. Many more employees will be affected by the…

Comparisons between average earnings in the public and private sectors are mostly inappropriate, due to the very different workforce profiles of the two sectors.  The term ‘counterparts’, frequently used in making comparisons between them, is not really appropriate, since the public sector is not only smaller in size, but contains a far higher proportion of…

Businesses are failing to see the value in conducting equal pay reviews (EPRs). That is according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which has conducted its 2009 reward management survey. The survey reveals that just over half of companies have or are planning to conduct an EPR. Therefore, the CIPD believes the…