Mapping out the gender pay gap

 

Thanks to Nottingham-based Distinct Recruitment, we’re able to share an easy to consume, at-a-glance map which breaks down the UK (by region), to show the gender pay gaps in 1997 and 2017.

It concentrates on full-time pay per hour and shows that Northern Ireland has even gone as far to reverse the trend to show that full-time female employees earn more than men. Whilst the gap in Wales and Scotland has narrowed. As far as England goes, the North East of England has had the largest move to narrowing the gap (although trails behind Scotland and Wales by 1%) and London has had the smallest movement across the whole of the UK, with a decrease of 0.5%.

James Calder, CEO of Distinct Recruitment says “With recent legislation requiring all companies with over 250 employees to publish their gender pay gap information, it’s no surprise that things are beginning to change, especially in Northern Ireland. The NI Statistics and Research Agency stated that full-time earnings per hour were higher for women particularly due to more women working in higher-paid occupation groups. Although this may affect the data somewhat, it is positive news that more women are working in these higher-paid roles in an ongoing bid to tackle the gender pay gap."


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

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