Close the Gap newsround (23)

This edition captures articles related to the gender pay gap and its causes. There is also information about Close the Gap's next event.



Bill to increase free pre-school childcare in Scotland


Cutbacks send summer childcare costs soaring

Council faces multimillion equal pay bill

A sweet victory in the battle for equal pay

Rutherglen Reformer

Childcare commission to consider longer school days

Women to be hit hardest by ECJ gender ruling.

UK News

The Guardian

Maternity leave is a women's issue? Don't buy that line

Actors' union rallies theatres to create more parts for women

Equality and Human Rights Commission

New guide explains maternity rights and redundancy

Job evaluation fails to stop equal pay claims

People Management

Policewomen unhappy over inflexible work practices

The Engineer

Gender should be no barrier to talent

Western Telegraph

Pembrokeshire County Council's £3.5million pay gap settlement


Women in Renewable Energy Scotland

Close the Gap are supporting Women in Renewable Energy Scotland's (WiRES) reception being held on Tuesday 4 September at the Scottish Parliament. 

This event aims to celebrate the contribution women can make to the economic growth of the renewable energy sector in Scotland. It will be held in the Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 4 September 6.00pm-8.00pm (registration open from 5.30pm).

This event is being sponsored by Rhoda Grant MSP.

If you have not received an invite and would like to attend then please visit  to find out more.


Equality Act 2010: consultation on employer liability for harassment of employees by third parties

Equality Act 2010: consultation on repeal of two enforcement provisions

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