Brentwood is celebrating achieving the national top spot for equality in income between men and women.
A gender pay gap of just 1% in Brentwood is a stark contrast to 48% in Sedgemoor and puts Brentwood in pole position.
Brentwood Borough Council Leader, Cllr Louise McKinlay said: “I’m thrilled to see Brentwood leading the way on women’s pay and to be top in terms of closing the Gender Pay Gap is incredibly significant. Brentwood’s 1% pay gap is now the game changer for all other areas across the country and puts the borough at the top of the national debate on these two major issues.
The impact is huge for women, but also for society overall. We need women to be equalized to create balanced and sustainable households, workforces, entrepreneurialship and families. Brentwood has always been a much sought after location for commuters, schools, and business and this news has not only recognized this but put Brentwood at the front of the national agenda for women. This achievement is something we should be very proud about."