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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.

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

The Taylor Review: what does it mean for women? The eagerly awaited report of the Taylor review of modern working practices was published last week, proudly declaring that “many of this review’s recommendations on quality work will directly benefit women”. However, a close read of this report reveals a staggering lack of gender analysis. This complacency, and the assumption that gender equality is implicit, sees women repeatedly left behind by policy making, and despite its assertions the Taylor review is no different. The report runs to 116 pages, is rather verbose, and includes extremely long and unclear recommendations. We’ve written this extended post as a handy guide to the review’s recommendations and themes, and what they mean for women and work.

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Close the Gap welcomes Holyrood report which finds clear economic gains to closing the pay gap, worth up to £17bn* to Scotland's economy

Close the Gap launches new Think Business Think Equality test on Pregnancy and Maternity

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