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Close the Gap is a partnership project working in Scotland on women's participation in the labour market. We work with employers, employees and policymakers to enable and encourage action to address the causes of women's inequality at work.

For employers

Taking action to close the gender pay gap in your organisation could boost productivity and protect the business from costly tribunal claims.

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For policymakers

Ensuring that your policies, programmes and services consider the needs of women and men will advance gender equality.

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For union reps

As a workplace rep, you have an important role to play in promoting equality for women and men.

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For individuals

Equal pay makes a difference to working men and women. You can help to make your workplace fair and flexible.

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From our blog

Equal Pay Day Today marks Equal Pay Day in the UK when women will in effect be working the rest of the year for free. This day reflects that on average, women are paid less than men. In Scotland gender pay gap is 15%. The pay gap is stubborn with little significant movement in recent years, reflecting the persistent and entrenched inequalities women face at work.

October (& September) News Roundup

New Gender Pay Gap Remains Stubbornly High

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

More news

On Twitter

  • Good that @scotgov is increasing no of MA frameworks accessible to over 25s, when women more likely to participate. bit.ly/2gevPkS 9 hours ago
  • RT @EmmaRitch: Can't wait to read the equality impact assessment on this proposal. Transport patterns plus women's impoverishment… twitter.com/i/web/status… 1 day ago
  • Really interesting day today training Modern Apprenticeship training providers on what they can do to reduce occupational segregation. 1 day ago

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