“My Government will bring forward a Bill to promote equality, fight discrimination and introduce transparency in the workplace to help address the difference in pay between men and women”, Queen’s Speech, 3 December 2008.
Nearly 40 years after the passage of the UK’s first Equal Pay Act, the government publishes the widely anticipated Equality Bill. We discuss the implications for women. What are the proposed measures? And will they narrow the gender pay gap, which still stands at 17.1%? Jane is joined by the BBC’s political correspondent, Joanna Shinn.