All three organisations have turned a spotlight on the issue with the launch earlier this month of an online survey – and the deadline has now been extended to Wednesday 26 August.
New figures in July showed that the pay gap in PR and comms is as stubborn as ever, with men paid an average of £10,000 more than women and receiving £65,000 more in bonus payments than women in equivalent roles.
Last month, David Cameron said he wanted to move forward with plans to force large firms to disclose data on the gender pay gap to their staff – a law to allow this was created during the previous government, but not implemented. A government consultation on the plans closes on 6 September.
The PRCA, Women in PR and PRWeek survey includes questions such as whether PRCA members believe the publication of such information will help close the gender pay gap; and whether the Government's proposed 250-employee threshold for disclosure will have a beneficial effect, or should be amended.