“Unequal pay is unlawful and remains one of the most pressing business issues facing UK industry. The BBC is a cautionary tale of mishandled communication and a warning for large companies to put their house in order.
CIPR research to be published in February will highlight the glass ceiling faced by women in the public relations profession, who make up the majority of the workforce but are under-represented in senior roles. It will also show that the cost (in terms of earning) of being a woman in the public relations industry is going up.
In 2017 the CIPR published research into the experiences of senior women in PR in the context of unequal pay, and further statisical information on the pay gap in PR in State of the Profession 2017.