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In April 2017 the government will introduce mandatory new legislation that will require all companies with 250 employees or more to reveal specific information regarding the pay of their employees.

Companies will be required to publish figures showing the pay gaps between male and female employees, which will be made publically available to potential customers, employees and future employees in a bid to increase transparency and fairness.

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Emmerdale needs you!

An exciting opportunity to be part of ITV Continuing Drama North has arisen.

Emmerdale are looking for two Makeup Assistants, with solid demonstrable experience and an understanding of the importance to maintain a 'look' throughout filming and to apply makeup and dress/style hair as appropriate. You will have a qualification in hairdressing skills, including cutting / barbering.

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Data shows women leaders still scarce in the tech industry

The latest Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table revealed that only 11 of the 100 fastest growing companies in the UK are founded or led by women. We’ve crunched the numbers to see what that tells us about the opportunities for female leaders in the tech industry…

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UK Businesses to Report Gender Pay Gap in 2018

This year, Equal Pay Day marked a gradual decrease in the gap in salaries between full-time employed men and women, 0.2% since last year. Instant Offices delves into what the legal implications and desired outcomes of addressing the gender pay gap are.

Consider this: if someone asked you to continue doing your job for free until the end of the year, would you say yes? In the UK, Equal Pay Day marks the point in the year when women effectively stop being paid, while men continue earning.

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As the number of women launching businesses continues to grow, so too does the need to highlight the wider lifestyle-focused implications of being a company-director or business owner.

Some of the most common concerns are related to mortgages, and how changes to their financial circumstances might affect their potential to get on the property ladder, or re-mortgage.

Expert mortgage advice site, Online Mortgage Advisor, has dispelled some of the most common mortgage myths for all you entrepreneurs – so you know exactly where you stand.

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When children are young, there's nothing wrong with a good bit of Disney but as they get older, you need to consider the influence these characters have on developing personalities. Even Disney understands that perhaps their early princesses don’t make the best feminist role models for young girls. Slowly but surely, Disney have been trying to turn their Princesses into better examples for our children and what better way than to cast a young woman that has already inspired an entire generation of people.

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On the 11th of July 2016, Theresa May became the Leader of the Conservative Party, succeeding David Cameron who resigned following the UK’s vote to leave the EU. The significance of this is that Ms May also became the only female PM we’ve had in the 21st Century and only the second in our political history, behind Margaret Thatcher.

Such an appointment is clearly quite a progressive action in what can often be seen as quite a male-dominated environment, and already Theresa May has shown her intent to succeed by laying out plans for the country, focusing in particular on the economy. Here, we look at some of these plans and question how these could affect the economy and UK businesses in the coming years of her tenure as PM.

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