Radio 4 Unreliable Evidence: Clive Anderson asks Sarah Fraser Butlin what law can do for the gender pay gap


In “Unreliable Evidence”, broadcasted on BBC Radio 4 on 13 May 2015, Clive Anderson and a panel of senior legal experts discussed the apparent failure of the Equal Pay Act 1970 to bridge the gender pay gap.  Amongst those taking part was Cloisters barrister,Vice Chair of the Industrial Law Society and Cambridge academic Sarah Fraser Butlin who told the programme that court actions have replaced trade union collective bargaining as a force for social change in this area, but believes that this is an extremely inefficient way to correct pay inequality.  For a link to the programme via the BBC website, click here.