Councils in central London have gender pay gaps ranging from 1% to 5% in their median hourly earnings between men and women. The figures were revealed under new legislation which means organisations employing more than 250 people have to disclose the differences in pay . They are represented as a median hourly rate - which takes all the wages from the highest to the lowest and looks at the hourly earnings of the worker in the middle. For women employed by the City of London Corporation, their earnings were 99p for every £1 their male counterparts get, calculated at a difference of 1.4%. Women make up 43% of the highest earners and 46% of those on the lowest wages. Read More Latest local elections news The City of London Corporation said it was "fully committed to providing equal pay and opportunity to all our employees". It has introduced new policies including improved maternity pay and shared parental and adoption leave, while there is a “gender anonymised” … [Read more...] about What are the gender pay gaps at central London councils?
Many Tulsans have argued for years that the city does not adequately fund its park system.Now they might have a chance to do something about it.City-County Park Realignment Commission members were informed Tuesday that a state statute approved in 1977 could provide an additional revenue source.The measure, House Bill 1100, allows for registered voters of a municipality to petition the city to issue bonds to fund the establishment, maintenance and operation of a recreation system.“If it opened the door that we could use other funding sources, I think that would potentially be a great opportunity for the community to say, ‘We want this diversity of funding,” said City Councilor Anna America.America is chairwoman of the Parks Realignment Commission. The working group was established by Mayor G.T. Bynum and County Commissioner Ron Peters to look at how the city and county park systems can align their services to save money and better serve residents.During a presentation … [Read more...] about Decades-old legislation may hold key to finding more funding for city parks
0 Comments ‘English only’ council installs Ulster Scots planters BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A row has erupted after a council voted for a strict 'English only' road sign policy - before installing plant pots decorated with Ulster Scots. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/english-only-council-installs-ulster-scots-planters-36821124.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article36821123.ece/e1eba/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-04-19_new_40232199_I1.JPG Email A row has erupted after a council voted for a strict 'English only' road sign policy - before installing plant pots decorated with Ulster Scots. An Irish language group is to lodge a complaint with the Equality Commission after Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council refused a request by residents for a number of streets to have signs in Irish. It then installed the controversial 'planters' bearing an Ulster Scots greeting in Antrim town centre. Sinn Fein has also hit out at the … [Read more...] about ‘English only’ council installs Ulster Scots planters
PUBLISHED: 15:45 09 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:00 09 April 2018 Emily Banks Camden Town Hall, in Judd Street Archant The full pay analysis for Camden staff shows that in 2017 the median and mean pay gaps between Black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) Band white employees were 11.6pc and 14.3pc respectively. Figures show BAME employees earn less than their white counterparts. Picture: Camden Council The figures, published on March 27 in line with new legislation requiring organisations with more than 250 staff to publish their gender pay gap, also reveal that on average women at the council earned 3.5pc more than men. The council blames the BAME pay disparity on a “lower representation of black, asian and ethnic minority employees in more senior grades in the organisation. Jo Brown, director of human resources and organisation development at Camden Council, said: “We can be proud of our progress on gender pay, but are not complacent and are committed to supporting … [Read more...] about Camden Council’s black and ethnic minority staff are paid 14.3 per cent less on average than white employees
PUBLISHED: 18:02 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:11 04 May 2017 Frankie Crossley Right to Buy came into effect one year after Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister in the Housing Act 1980 under Minister for the Environment, Michael Heseltine (left) PA Archive/PA Images A shortage of social housing has seen the council forced to buy back homes sold off in the 1980s under Right to Buy, at almost five times the price The BBC has revealed that Camden council spent over £2.5 million buying back homes sold under Right to Buy to try to alleviate chronic housing shortages. The then popular scheme was established under Margaret Thatcher in 1980, enabling council house tenants to purchase their homes starting at a 33 per cent discount off market value. A Freedom of Information request by the corporation showed that Camden bought back 29 homes sold between 1989 and 2005 at a huge mark up. One property in Camden’s N19 postcode was bought back in 2001 for £175,000 having been … [Read more...] about Camden council spent £2.5 million repurchasing homes sold under Right to Buy