Has 6 years of mandatory gender pay gap reporting (GPGR) made a dent in the UK’s gender pay gap? According to a recent BBC article, not one bit at all. Unfortunately, too many people on social media have been taken in by this misleading article and I will be submitting a formal complaint to the BBC soon to get it amended. I rebutted this at the time with this LinkedIn post and I will now expand on that here to show what the true trend is and whether or not mandatory pay gap reporting has had an impact.
UK Weather Trends #24 – Winter 2023
Winter 2023 was the 10th sunniest on record but I doubt we may have noticed. There are indications now that our winters are entering a new era of being warm, wet & sunny.
UK Weather Trends #24 – Annual Temperatures in 2022
The 2022 calendar year was the hottest year on record in the UK beating the previous high recorded in 2014. Does that mean that the UK is starting a new warming phase? Using a technique known as a Control Chart, I show the answer is “Not Yet“.
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UK Weather Trends #23 – Autumn 2022
The UK autumn in 2022 was the 3rd warmest on record and consistent with the step change in autumnal climate seen 25 years ago.
UK Weather Trends #22 – Summer 2022
The 2022 UK summer was the 4th warmest & 9th driest on record. When looked at using principal components, the summer was definitely a good one and showed up yet again my inability to predict good summers!
UK Weather Trends #21 – Spring 2022
Spring 2022 was the 5th warmest on record and was mostly typical of the springs that we now get due to our changing climate.
Pay Gap Trends #5 – Has pay gap reporting narrowed the gender pay gap?
Disinterested employers were 20% less likely than engaged employers to have narrowed their UK gender pay gap between 2017 & 2021 . I draw this conclusion from a statistical model using ~6,000 employers which removed the effect of confounders such as size, sector, furlough, gender ratio, etc. Once accounted for, I found 61% of those reporting their pay gap for 2019 had narrowed their pay gap by 2021 compared to 55% of those not reporting 2019 data.
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UK Weather Trends #20 – Winter 2022
Winter 2022 was the 8th warmest on record and was typical of the winters that we now get due to our changing climate.
UK Weather Trends #19 – Autumn 2021
The UK autumn in 2021 was the 3rd warmest on record and consistent with the step change in autumnal climate seen 25 years ago.
UK Weather Trends #18 – Summer 2021
The UK summer in 2021 was warmer and dryer than normal but when looked at using principal components, the summer cannot be defined as a good one. I am not expecting 2022 to be a good one either!