Currently, 2.3 million people work in the construction industry, but women account for only 13% of this figure. The sector is broadly acknowledged as traditionally having been a largely male-dominated industry, but it’s vital that this perception is changed, in order to attract more women into the profession: there’s currently a huge skills gap in the construction industry, which, if not addressed, will lead to critical skills shortages for forthcoming projects.
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Gender pay gap reporting
From April 2017, UK employers with over 250 staff are required to publish statistics on the gender pay gap in their organisation.
This provision of the Equality Act will apply to a number of UK construction organisations.
For Government guidance on mandatory gender pay gap reporting, click here
To read Acas’s guidance on pay gap reporting, click here.