Gender pay gap latest: Companies flock to report pay ahead of midnight deadline

The government has not revealed what measures it will take against firms that do not report pay gap data
Companies are rushing to publish their gender pay gaps today, as the deadline to report looms.
Public and private sector employers with 250 employees or more are required to reveal by midnight on Wednesday how much more or less male staff are paid compared with female staff.
By the government’s estimates, this applies to around 9,000 organisations. By mid-morning on deadline day, more than 9080 firms had reported, with more than 200 of those publishing between 8am and 10.30am.
Read more True scale of gender pay gap at UK's large firms set to be revealed However, it is unclear so far what actions the government is prepared to take if companies do not meet the deadline.
Baroness Susan Williams, the equalities minister, said this morning that the EHRC has “powers to make (firms) produce an action plan about complying”.
“ If they don’t comply there is recourse to the co..

Phys Ed: Bananas vs. Sports Drinks? Bananas Win in Study

Supported by Well | Move Bananas vs. Sports Drinks? Bananas Win in Study Photo Credit iStock A banana might reasonably replace sports drinks for those of us who rely on carbohydrates to fuel exercise and speed recovery, according to a new study comparing the cellular effects of carbohydrates consumed during sports.
It found that a banana, with its all-natural package, provides comparable or greater anti-inflammatory and other benefits for athletes than sports drinks. But there may be a downside, and it involves bloating.
For decades, athletes and their advisers have believed, and studies have confirmed, that eating or drinking carbohydrates during prolonged exertion can enable someone to continue for longer or at higher intensities and recover more quickly afterward than if he or she does not eat during the workout.
The carbohydrates rapidly fuel muscles, lessening some of the physiological stress of working out and prompting less inflammation afterward.
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