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 publicationsResponse to UK Government Good Work Plan - Neonatal Leave and PayResponse to the UK Government consultation on sexual harassment in the workplaceClose the Gap Parliamentary Briefing: Scottish National Investment Bank Stage One DebateAnnual review 2017 - 2018
- Important message from @closethepaygap for #ChallengePoverty Week:
"... the pay gap is also caused by women’s concentration in low-paid, insecure and undervalued work such as care, retail and cleaning. [This] must be considered in labour market policymaking." The face of poverty is a woman's one. Our Policy & Parliamentary Officer @ruthboyler writes today in @TheScotsman about the gendered nature of poverty, and the action needed to tackle it #ChallengePoverty scotsman.com/news/opinio… 1 week ago3 days ago by CPW_Scotland
- The face of poverty is a woman's one. Our Policy & Parliamentary Officer @ruthboyler writes today in @TheScotsman about the gendered nature of poverty, and the action needed to tackle it #ChallengePoverty scotsman.com/news/opinio… 1 week ago
- #ChallengePoverty Week day 4 is about gender. Poverty disproportionately affects women. 2/3s of workers earning less than the real Living Wage are women. Women are twice as likely to be reliant on social security. We need a social security and labour market that work for women. 1 week ago by CPW_Scotland
- The @scotgov #GenderPayGap action plan has the potential to be a powerful anti-poverty framework. For this to happen, labour market policymaking must engage with women’s in-work poverty.
Tackling poverty must mean tackling women’s poverty. #AyeWeCan #ChallengePoverty Women’s concentration in low-paid and precarious work is a direct cause of women’s higher rates of poverty. The risk of poverty is even greater for BME women, disabled women and refugee and asylum-seeking women. #ChallengePoverty twitter.com/closethepayg… 1 week ago1 week ago