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Main » 2019 » April » 24 » United Kingdom: the difference between the salaries of men and women continues to increase
United Kingdom: the difference between the salaries of men and women continues to increase


According to the survey The Financial Times, the wage gap between men and women in the United Kingdom has increased since the beginning of the year, when compared with similar data for the past year. Moreover, that the Government strongly promotes the growth of transparency in this area.





So, polled 10.4 thousand. Employers, it was found that the average difference in pay between men and women reached the mark of 11.9%, while last year for this same time period was 11.8%. 

It is noteworthy that not so long ago this kind of statistics is not conducted, only in 2010, the reporting requirements of the wages of men and women were presented, while entered into force only in 2017. 

Thus, the company staff of more than 250 people are required to provide data on the size of the salary, bonuses and the like according to the government website.

The aim is to encourage companies to reduce, but rather to level the gender difference in labor Payment. But despite all the efforts of the Government of the difference is still present in all 20 sectors of the economy, and that no small thing is not in one of these women do not pay more than men in a similar position. 

According to the survey, employers who have reported in the past, and in 2019 reported that 48% of companies have reduced the wage gap, while 44% have increased it by nearly 3%. In turn, the 8% of the firms said that the rate remained at the previously recorded marks, and 476 reported that gender differences in firms in pay is not identical salaries.

Leader in the reduction of the difference became Monzo bank that could literally for years to reduce the gap from 48% to 14%. In this case, the bank noted that most of the key positions are held by women exactly how to get a raise, and only recruited. 

But the law firm Ashfords became antiliderom on this parameter, so the difference in wages between women and men has increased to 39.4%, while 15.8% was in the last year. This evolution was due to the arrival of a significant number of women in the initial position, while in the company and were appointments to senior positions women. The company noted a high work capacity of women, which gives reason to believe that in the near future of the workers will be increased, which will narrow the gap.

The report also pointed out that the situation with payment of labor of women in the public sphere on the order of magnitude worse than in private. Namely, the gap in wages has increased to 16.7% in the public sector in the current year, while the previous year was 16%. In turn, the private sector, the difference in the amount of the salaries of men and women remained unchanged at 11%.


WELTRADE analyst



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