Indeed, a recent report by statistics agency, Eurostat, has shown that the UK has the 6th largest gender pay gap in the European Union. So much so that companies that employ more than 250 people must report their gender pay gap as of 2016. These reports are due shortly.
Without government action Women on Boards UK believes that nothing much would have happened in the UK to improve the countries talent management and equality standing. After all, the Government’s own research showed that prior to the pay gap reporting legislation, three out of five companies have never under taken a pay gap review and had no plans to do so.
Your scribe is currently in the UK, where on 19th July 2017 the BBC reported remuneration for presenters
who earnt more than £150,000. Of the top 55 persons in the Specialist Contractors and on-air talent group earning more than £200,000 there are 13 women (24%). Of the top seven earners in this group all are men.
The BBC with annual revenues of about £5b and some 30,000 staff has been required to report executive salaries for some time. Now its the turn of front of house personnel!