London,
22
February
2017

Women and Equalities Committee invite questions on Gender Pay

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) invites members to submit questions to the Women and Equalities Committee on the Government's gender pay gap proposals.

The Select Committee strongly criticised the Government for failing to implement reforms aimed at reducing the UK's gender pay gap. Published in March last year, the Committee's report called on Government to introduce a range of measures including:

  • Extending the right to flexible working to all employees
  • Fairer shared parental leave policies for fathers, including provision for three months paid leave
  • "National Pathways into Work" scheme to help women over the age of 40 back into the labour market.

The Government rejected these recommendations in its response and the Committee has announced it will question Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Justine Greening, on the Government's response on 26 April. To submit a question to the Committee, email Catherine Wanjiku by midday on 3 April. 

Sarah Pinch Chart.PR, FCIPR
Ensuring the voice of our profession is heard as part of the on-going work by the Women and Equalities Committee is vital. The State of the Profession research continues to evidence a significant pay disadvantage for women and next month we will publish new research in partnership with Women in PR, which spotlights a broad range of issues impacting gender pay in in our industry. 
Sarah Pinch Chart.PR, FCIPR

Members are reminded about the 'Managing your maternity leave package' offered by the CIPR, which features a payment holiday and discretionary CPD points. For further information on eligibility please contact our Membership Team by emailing membership@cipr.co.uk or call 0207 631 6900.

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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).

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