UK Gender Pay Gap Infographic
Women are still paid nearly a fifth less than men on average, despite the Equal Pay Act of 1970 and it’s update in 2010, which banned the pay gap between men and women. 47 years after the Equality Act was passed and 7 years since it’s review, women in many professions including care workers, electricians and even star TV presenters are still being paid much less than men. The salary gap is shocking- as BBC chiefs were recently forced to admit.
According to the Office of National Statistics, women typically get paid 18.1 per cent less than men. And even when comparing just full time workers, women still earn an average of 9.4 per cent less. Experts say one of the reasons for the big contrast is that women are underrepresented in senior roles. They are also more likely to work in lower-paid sectors and to be employed part time.
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