Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, we have rounded up the top news from today, from the gender pay gap to women in business…

 

Big firms lying about female and minority directors, says top business chief

The new chair of one of the UK’s most influential business groups has accused Britain’s biggest companies of lying when they say they cannot find enough female or ethnic minority directors.

Women ‘half as likely’ as men to start a business

“Unfair obstacles” may be stopping women from starting and growing their own companies, the government has said.

Women face barriers to starting business and get less access to finance than men, finds Government report

Women still face too many barriers to setting up a business, says a far-reaching independent review released today.

Gender pay gap: How many months women work ‘unpaid’ a year revealed

The average woman works “for free” for the first two months of the year because of the gender pay gap, a new study suggests.

£92bn boost from closing UK gender pay gap

Closing the UK’s gender pay gap would increase female earnings by £92bn, a rise of 20%, according to research from PwC.

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