The COVID19 pandemic is not yet over but with vaccinations starting to ramp up worldwide, an end may be in sight. At that point, an in-depth comparison of countries is likely to take place. To get ahead of that debate with the respect to the UK, I have been comparing the UK’s COVID19 statistics with a number of countries to see how much of an outlier the UK has been.
This article was last updated using data submitted as of 6th July 2021.
In February 2021, the EHRC confirmed that all employers with a headcount of 250 employees or more would have to submit their gender pay gaps based on the 2020 snapshot date. Due to the lateness of this confirmation, they also stated that no enforcement action would be taken prior to the end of September 2021. As result, fewer employers than expected have reported 2020 data so far so I have used two methods of imputation to estimate that the median gender pay gap among these employers narrowed by 0.3 pence in the pound in 2020. As more data is submitted between now and September, I will update this estimate.
This post was updated on 6th July 2021 with the latest data
The government requires all organisations employing 250 or more employees to submit gender pay gap data. All data is available to the public and can be found on the government’s gender pay gap website. I have downloaded this data and created a spreadsheet tool to present the data in a more user-friendly and visual format.
The weather in the UK in June 2021 was warmer than usual but otherwise unremarkable.
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When gender pay gap reporting was introduced by the government for the 2017 snapshot date for all employers with a headcount of 250 or more, it was made clear they would evaluate how the legislation had worked after 5 years. We are now in the 5th year of pay gap reporting and I would like to submit to the government 7 recommendations to improve the way employers’ data is reported and 5 recommendations to improve the data used in the calculations and to reduce various distortions.
The 2020/21 football season is now over and it now 52 seasons since my team Newcastle Utd last won a trophy. For supporters of other teams, your life will have been more fortunate but if you can’t remember the last time your team won a trophy then why not download my spreadsheet listing all trophy winners since 1889 to find out.
Spring 2021 was colder and sunnier than usual in the UK but otherwise unremarkable. However the 3 months of spring were anything but unremarkable.
April 2021 laid down the challenge for unusual weather in the UK and May 2o21 failed to rise to it. It was wetter and frostier than normal and generally colder and darker than usual but not to the extent that we could say May was unusual.
[Read more…] about UK Weather Tracker #52 – May 2021
Ryanair has the largest (verified) gender pay gap of any employer in the UK, they didn’t bother to report their 2019 pay gap, they are leaving their 2020 pay gap reporting to the last minute, it’s pay gap narrative is only 1 page, they incorrectly use pie charts to represent the pay gap and they have a dodgy bar chart the Liberal Democrats would be proud of! But apart from all that, Ryanair’s gender pay gap report is a shining example that all other employers could learn from. Out of the hundred plus pay gap narratives I have read so far, Ryanair’s is my favourite.
The Conservatives victory in the Hartlepool by-election means the Brexit realignment of British politics is still taking place … or does it? In fact, Labour’s defeat in Hartlepool for the first time in over 60 years should be put down to tactical voting rather than Brexit realignment, at least for now. It will be the two upcoming by-elections in Batley & Spen on 1st July representing the Red Wall and Chesham & Amersham on 17th June 2021 representing the Blue Sea that will answer the question “Is Brexit realignment is still continuing or did it end in December 2019?”