Is a pay-gap audit the only way forward?

Despite equal-pay legislation being in place for 40 years, the UK gender pay gap remains one of the highest in the EU. On average women in the UK earn about 15% less than men. And in London the pay gap is higher at 23%. Lots of things contribute to it such as...

Zombie epidemic?

There was a bit of an uproar today about the use of tranquilisers by women. World Drug Report 2012, published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on Tuesday. The headlines read, ‘Stressed out women are turning to prescription drugs’. “Zombie epidemic’. ...

Don’t marry Mr Darcy. Pick your partner well

We should be careful what we let our daughters read. Many of us, as girls, have swooned over Mr D (in the book, not just the wet shirt), been challenged to save Mr Rochester or even succumbed to the questionable charms of Heathcliff – though probably not if we re-read...

The Olympic flame burns

Enthusiastic leadership trumps pessimism. This week the Olympic flame was lit by the rays of the sun and it started its journey around Greece; this in effect marks the beginning of the Games season. A reassuring symbol of stability and international influence in a...

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