On 26 October 2017, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its annual survey of hours and earnings (ASHE) gender pay gap tables. These are calculated based on a snapshot of earnings in April each year. The complicated UK-wide statistics showed the following gender pay gap trends for 2017, where a positive figure represents women being paid less than men...
On 7 September 2017, the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) was launched by the minister for training and employability, Jamie Hepburn MSP. This has been established as a result of a December 2016 Scottish government responses document that outlined employer views on the Apprencticeship Levy funding that will be attributed.
Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts was asked in October 2016 to conduct an independent review into UK working practices. This was in recognition of the fact that the modern ways of business working and existing employment law did not complement each other. On 11 July 2017, Mr Taylor published his 116-page report entitled ‘Good Work’.
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