Good to see the Treasury has taken the point onboard:
Recommendations published alongside the Treasury’s annual pay report highlighted home working as one of the key policies that it believes will drive down a 17pc gap between what men and women are paid at Britain’s finance ministry.
For we do not have a gender pay gap. We have a primary childcarer pay gap. If folk can work from home and so be primary childcarer and also, well, work, then that gap will diminish.
Whether we want to solve this gap is another question – I’m fine with the idea that people who make different choices in life gain different rewards – but at least we’re getting the cause of the gap correctly identified these days.