What’s the latest on the gender pay gap? by Catriona Cookson

The deadline for gender pay gap reporting is fast approaching at midnight tonight, the 4th April.

Employers with 250 or more workers, which is estimated to be around 9000 companies are required to submit their median and mean gender pay gap figures to the Government Equalities Office. At 7am this morning, 8870 companies had reported their figures, and of those 78% pay men more than women, while 13% pay women more. Just 8% said they had no gender pay gap at all, based on the median measure. You can read the fuller article here.

Many of the figures have been well documented from the individual cases of Claire Foy and Matt Smith in the Crown, Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe at the BBC, to major businesses across a wide variety of sectors with some of the biggest variations seen in the finance and insurance sector. And the Big 4 firms? – well, they have been very transparent and a recent article from the BBC outlines the landscape here.

None of this has will have come as a surprise, but what’s more important is where it goes from here – collecting the data is one thing but long term systemic change is quite another. Let’s watch and see what happens!


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