Gender pay gap
April 6, 2018
Almost eight years after the Equality Act, we have data – the first of its kind in the world – that lays bare the scale of the gender pay gap in private businesses and the public sector.
The figures reveal men are paid more than women in 7,795 out of 10,016 companies and public bodies in Britain, based on the median hourly pay. Across the companies and organisations that had filed by 8am on Thursday, eight out of 10 had a gender pay gap.
While the figures do not reflect equal pay for equal work, they do raise questions about structural inequalities in the workforce and may hold the answer to closing the gap.