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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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Guest Blog: Enabling Inclusive Growth in STEM through supporting Women Returners. Written by Lesley Macniven, Equate Scotland’s Women Returners Programme LeadAlthough most jobs in the near future will require STEM skills, women make up only an estimated 25% of the workforce in Scotland’s STEM industries - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. One reason for women’s under-representation is that only 27% of women who leave University qualified in a STEM subject, remain in that industry long term.

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