UK working women are losing out on £138bn each year compared with their male counterparts and those in London are most affected, figures compiled by the Young Women’s Trust show.
While men earn an average full-time salary of £39,003 a year, women in full time work earn 23pc less, or £29,891, largely because male employees tend to be paid a higher wage, reach more senior positions and they are also more likely to work in higher-paid industries, the Young Women’s Trust said. Considering there are UK’s 15.1m working women in the UK, that means collectively, those women are missing out on £137.7bn, or £9,112 each, a year.
People doing different jobs, to different levels of application, get paid different amounts? Scandalous!