UK Lessons on Bridging the Gender Pay Gap

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There have been countless studies, media reports and even employment tribunals challenging the pay difference between men and women doing the same jobs – and it’s a worldwide problem.

The Nordic countries have the smallest global gender gap index, but African and Middle Eastern countries, trail a long way behind them. Rwanda is the one exception as it boasts the sixth smallest gender gap, sitting just below Ireland.

Now something is being done about it forcing companies to be transparent about what they pay their employees. From April 2017 new gender pay reporting regulations come into force in the UK, joining other countries in the world.

President Barack Obama tried to introduce something similar in America during his time in office but the nearest thing that he got to introducing is the Employer Information Report EEO-1, which is a tool to collect data from employers starting in March 2018.

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