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Category Archives: Gender equality

Pay gap between men and women narrows

There was a narrowing of the gender pay gap for all employees in the UK this year of 0.5 percentage points to 22%. The Office for National Statistics measures the gender pay gap by the median hourly pay excluding overtime. When full-time employment is examined, males earned an average of £12.97 an hour before tax compared to £11.39 an hour … Continue reading

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UK slips back on gender equality measure

The Global Gender Gap Rankings for 2009 produced by the World Economic Forum show that the UK has fallen back in terms of gender equality. In 2006 the UK was in ninth position in the world but fell to 13th place in 2008 and 15th place this year.   The Index’s scores show the percentage of the gap between women … Continue reading

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