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  • Co-chair of government review says BBC women let pay gap happen

    Sir Philip Hampton, co-author of the UK government's Hampton-Alexander Review, which is looking at ways of increasing women’s representation on FTSE 350 boards, said, when asked about the pay gap at the BBC by London’s Evening Standard newspaper, “I suspect they let it happen because they weren't doing much about it.”
    Sir Philip Hampton, co-author of the UK government's Hampton-Alexander Review, which is looking at ways of increasing women’s representation on FTSE 350 boards, said, when asked about the pay gap at the BBC by London’s Evening Standard newspaper, “I suspect they let it happen because they weren't doing much about it.”
  • July 27, 2017

    Nearly five million Indian citizens planning to migrate within the next year

    An estimated 4.8 million Indian adults are actively planning and preparing to move to another country within the next 12 months, with the US and the UK among the most favored destination countries for prospective migrants.
    An estimated 4.8 million Indian adults are actively planning and preparing to move to another country within the next 12 months, with the US and the UK among the most favored destination countries for prospective migrants.
  • July 25, 2017

    Japan’s doctors propose increasing retirement age to 75

    Doctors in Japan have suggested raising the definition of senior citizen to those aged 75 and older to help the country keep pace with its rapidly aging population.
    Doctors in Japan have suggested raising the definition of senior citizen to those aged 75 and older to help the country keep pace with its rapidly aging population.
  • The cost of childcare and school holidays is rising

    As summer holidays are beginning for school children across Europe and the US, many working parents are facing the challenge of arranging affordable childcare for the coming weeks.

    As summer holidays are beginning for school children across Europe and the US, many working parents are facing the challenge of arranging affordable childcare for the coming weeks.

  • July 21, 2017

    Jeremy Corbyn calls for overhaul of trans rights

    The leader of the UK’s opposition Labour Party, speaking at the PinkNews Summer Parliamentary reception this week, called for an overhaul of the Gender Recognition Act to allow trans people to self-identify their gender.
    The leader of the UK’s opposition Labour Party, speaking at the PinkNews Summer Parliamentary reception this week, called for an overhaul of the Gender Recognition Act to allow trans people to self-identify their gender.
  • July 20, 2017

    BBC faces criticism following disclosure of gender wage gap

    An unprecedented list published by the BBC this week has revealed that only a third of its top earners are women, with all seven of the highest salaries going to men.
    An unprecedented list published by the BBC this week has revealed that only a third of its top earners are women, with all seven of the highest salaries going to men.
  • July 18, 2017

    What does Romania’s pay rise mean for productivity?

    The Romanian government’s quest to boost public sector salaries could spell trouble for the country further down the line.

    The Romanian government’s quest to boost public sector salaries could spell trouble for the country further down the line.

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