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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.

  • closethepaygap profile imageThis case clearly shows how critical accessible childcare - & support twds the cost - is to women's employment & financial wellbeing. Policy that fails to consider the differential experiences of women & men sustains the #genderpaygap & women's wider inequality.
    closethepaygap profile imageA high court judge has found the UK universal credit childcare payments system to be discriminatory against women. The case was brought by a woman who was forced to cut working hours & take on debt bc claimants must pay childcare costs before claiming back theguardian.com/money/20… 2 days ago
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  • closethepaygap profile imageA high court judge has found the UK universal credit childcare payments system to be discriminatory against women. The case was brought by a woman who was forced to cut working hours & take on debt bc claimants must pay childcare costs before claiming back theguardian.com/money/20… 2 days ago
  • closethepaygap profile imageA new study by @EmploymtStudies shows that low-paid workers are more than twice as likely to lose their job during #COVID19, highlighting that women are disproportionately impacted bc they're over-represented in low-paid work. theguardian.com/business… 2 days ago
  • AminaMWRC profile image🎥WATCH: An update from ‘Emerging Futures: Life in the Time of a Pandemic’ The first stage of the project ‘Narrate’ saw participants explore their experiences of lockdown in online conversation workshops. We are pleased to share some of their feedback: #NarrateCreateElevate
    2 days ago by AminaMWRC
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