Close the Gap works in Scotland on women’s participation in the labour market.
We work with policymakers, employers and employees to influence and enable action to address the causes of women’s inequality at work.
Latest publicationsClose the Gap briefing for Scottish Government Debate: Tackling poverty and building a fairer countryClose the Gap briefing for Scottish Government Debate - Economic RecoveryGender and Inclusive Growth - Making inclusive growth work for women in ScotlandGender and Economic Recovery
From our blogHow will political parties promote gender equality in the labour market? What we learnt from the women’s election hustingsOne year on: New Close the Gap research highlights the impact of COVID-19 on women’s employment Findings from the evaluation of the Equally Safe at Work pilotCelebrating the Equally Safe at Work pilot councils
- Single parents under 25, most of whom are women, are struggling to make ends meet for their families because the DWP stopped classing them adults. We're proud to have signed this letter urging @theresecoffey to #EndtheYoungParentPenalty. Find out more: opfs.org.uk/policy-and-c… 2 days ago by EngenderScot
- 🗞 It’s great to see our campaign to #EndtheYoungParentPenalty on the front page of @Glasgow_Times today. 👀 In a letter to the @DWP we and 100+ partners and MPs are saying “there is no reason to treat single parent families differently based on age”. glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/… 2 days ago by OPFS
- Good equalities practice is good for business. Our online, anonymous employer tools can help you in supporting the women on your teams, making your business more attractive to staff and new recruits. Check out our tools here👉 closeyourpaygap.org.uk/ and thinkbusinessthinkequali… 3 days ago
- 🎙️New episode of #OnTheEngender out now! Join our hosts & special guests from @OPFS to talk about their campaign to #EndtheYoungParentPenalty & how social security impacts on women. Listen here & remember to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts ⬇ ontheengender.libsyn.com… 4 days ago by EngenderScot