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 the second reading of the National Minimum Wage BillClose the Gap briefing for members’ business: Young Women Lead Report on How to Increase Employment Opportunities for BAME WomenThe Gender Pay Gap Manfiesto: Close the Gap's policy recommendations for the Scottish Parliament election 2021Submission to the review of employment rights for domestic abuse survivors
From our blogThe Gender Pay Gap Manifesto: the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections are an opportunity to realise fair work for women 16 days of activism: Recognising the impact of Covid-19 on women’s experience of gender-based violence.Equal Pay Day 2020: Why it’s important to look beyond the headline figuresThe Living Wage is key if we are to tackle women’s in-work poverty
- This 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. A 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 ago2 days ago
- A 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
- A 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
- 🎥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