WOMEN continue to be underrepresented in highly paid jobs, a report out today says.
Only a quarter of positions with salaries of £43,000 to £150,000 are held by women, according to the study by law firm Clyde and Co based on government data on higherrate taxpayers.
The firm’s Heidi Watson said: “The stubborn refusal of the percentage of female high earners to shift upwards will disappoint those who hoped a recent focus on the gender gap would make a significant difference to the number of women in senior positions.”
TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Many bosses are still stuck in a time warp when it comes to women at work. “Forty years on from the Equal Pay Act, too few women are getting the pay and promotions they deserve.”
She said that without changes in attitudes and policies, “we won’t even put a dent in the glass ceiling.”