Royal Society submission to the Government Equalities Office consultation on Closing the Gender Pay gap

08 September 2015

The Government Equalities Office published a consultation seeking views on mandatory gender pay gap reporting for private and voluntary sector employers in England, Scotland and Wales with at least 250 employees. The consultation also sought views on what more can be done to close the gender pay gap.

In this submission, the Royal Society supports the publication of gender pay information as one of a series of measures aimed at closing the gap. This response outlines the gender pay gap in the scientific workforce, barriers to entering and staying in STEM careers and makes a number of recommendations to remove these barriers to help close the gender pay gap.