The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, delivered his Autumn statement today. Young Women's Trust's Chief Exec responds.
Claire Reindorp, chief executive of Young Women’s Trust, responds to new living wage rates.
Young Women's Trust's Annual Survey paints a bleak picture for many young women, as they come out of the pandemic and into the cost of living crisis, with young mums experiencing particular disadvantage.
Young Women's Trust is calling on employers to commit to advertising all jobs with salary details, to stop asking applicants about their salary history and to publish their parental leave policies to help close the gender pay gap.
The Chancellor said our economic emergency has only just begun, but the sad reality is that for many young women it was a struggle to make ends meet long before the pandemic hit.
If the government is serious about reducing the gender pay gap and levelling up so that young women aren’t left behind, far more needs to be done to target support where it’s most needed.
Today's announcement may give reassurances to some, but it offers little comfort to the young women who have already lost their jobs, or who have been pushed into unpaid work, or who are furloughed from jobs that paid barely enough to begin with.
The 2018/19 Apprenticeship Pay Survey shows non-compliance with the minimum wage and a growing gender pay gap.
In pledging to eradicate low pay, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced today that the government will extend the National Living Wage to 21 year olds – a key Young Women’s Trust campaign ask.