Why is Britain failing when it comes to the gender pay gap?

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he UK may be the sixth richest country in the world but it substantially lags behind other nations when it comes to tackling the gender pay gap, research suggests.

Researchers at King’s College London and Fawcett Society, a leading gender equality charity, last week found the UK takes a uniquely “light-touch approach” to addressing the gender pay gap in the private sector and trails behind other nations.

Today, Stella Creasy, the Labour MP for Walthamstow, introduced a bill to parliament that would allow women in the workplace to request data from their employer if they suspect a male colleague is taking home different wages for doing the same work.

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