Gender pay gap widensWomen lose out in the pay stakes.

20 November 2008

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'No excuse' for gender pay gap

Women are lagging even further behind in the pay stakes. 

An Office for National Statistics (ONS) report has revealed that women are being paid far less than their male colleagues. The ONS reports reveals that, on average, men earn £15.54 an hour, £2.66 more than women. The ONS reckons that the gender pay-gap has widened from 17% to 17.1% since 2007, a finding the Equality and Human Rights Commission puts down to women shouldering the responsibility of rearing a family.


Which? principal business researcher Jo Langenhan said: 'There is no excuse for a pay gap between men and women. Remuneration should be based on work ethic and ability, not a person's gender.'