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Over three-quarters of companies in the United Kingdom report gender pay gap

06 April, 2018, 02:04 | Author: Melinda Barton
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THE Queen emerged as a British female pay champion as figures showed she gives female staff in her household 8.3 per cent more in hourly wages than men.

Why is this happening now?

Hardie said that not meeting these new targets means he would not be paid a bonus, regardless of ITN's overall financial performance. EasyJet has said its male chief executive would take a 4.6-per-cent pay cut to match the salary of his female predecessor, and pledged to more than triple the proportion of its female pilots. "It will force businesses to think about the gender pay gap in ways they might not have before". Men employed in London's City earn significantly more per hour than women, excluding bonuses.

At the United Kingdom arm of Live Nation women earn 46 percent less per hour than men (31 percent in median terms), with women accounting for 41 percent of the company's highest paid job roles.

But when organisations achieve better representation at the top, something interesting starts to happen.

However, Rowlands reported that women's median hourly rate - which takes the mid-point when all hourly rates are lined up from biggest to smallest, reducing the impact of one-off outliers - was 3% higher than men's and the median bonus gap was 47% in favour of women.

"Whilst it is not directly covered by the gender pay reporting statistics, we have also focused on the related important issue of equal pay".

The data set revealed that local newspaper group North Wales News Media fared the worst, with 85.2 percent of men paid more than women.


The difference between the payment of men and women has always been a subject that has made people feel uneasy.

'Years out of the workforce raising children permanently reduces women's earnings.'
There are also differences between the groups in how many women they employ in senior jobs, and in bonus payments, according to the gov uk website. And judging by the results, organizations have a long way to go. One might be if men occupy the majority of the top-paid jobs while women make up a larger share of lower paid jobs.

Goldman Sachs, for instance, reported that in the United Kingdom, women earn a median hourly rate that's 36% lower than men's, and that women account for just 17% of its highest-paid employees.

Research conducted by Business in the Community found 92% of female respondents would use gender pay gap data to choose between two potential employers.

Over 10,000 organisations have now submitted their figures, with 78% of them showing a pay gap in favour of men.

We have picked a company at random - easyJet. The report shows that when employees leave the workforce for one year or more, their pay upon returning to work is 7 percent less than an employee who is now employed when seeking the same job.

"Publishing and monitoring pay gaps will help employers understand the reasons for any gap and consider whether they need to develop action plans to tackle the causes", the government's Equality and Human Rights Commission said. The report is mandatory for any company with over 250 members of staff.

Generally, if your explanation would have worked in the Mad Men era, you probably shouldn't be trying it now: by noting that, you stress that men are not only paid more in your offices, they also get promoted more, and have more power.

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