Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, we have rounded up the top news from today, from the gender pay gap to women in business…


Big firms lying about female and minority directors, says top business chief

The new chair of one of the UK’s most influential business groups has accused Britain’s biggest companies of lying when they say they cannot find enough female or ethnic minority directors.

Women ‘half as likely’ as men to start a business

“Unfair obstacles” may be stopping women from starting and growing their own companies, the government has said.

Gender pay gap: How many months women work ‘unpaid’ a year revealed

The average woman works “for free” for the first two months of the year because of the gender pay gap, a new study suggests.

TUC passes motion to tackle gender pension gap

The Women’s Trades Union Congress (TUC) has passed a Prospect motion calling for greater action to tackle the gender pension gap as it “deplores” the lack of progress being made.

Insurance sector making steady gender diversity improvements

Gender diversity has improved at nearly all levels of the UK’s insurance industry, new research has found, although the number of women in senior roles remains low.

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