It seems that the top tip for women in getting equal pay is to be a man.
With a depressing inevitability, Equal Pay Day has rolled round once again. From now until the end of the year the gender pay gap means that women are essentially working for free. So you might as well pack up early today and get a head start on the Christmas shopping. Or you could set up a meeting with your boss and put your best negotiating skills to the test. Because of course the only reason the pay gap exists is because women don’t ask. It’s nothing to do with unconscious bias, opaque salary banding or organisations that would rather save money than treat their employees equally. So, in the vain hope that we’re not celebrating this day again next year, here is our five-point guide to getting a pay rise if you’re a woman.