Introduction: Almost 80% of employers pay men more than women, UK data shows – business live
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Nearly two-fifths of UK employers pay men more than women, on average – showing a worsening picture since companies were first forced to report on their gender pay gap six years ago, despite a push for more equality.
A Financial Times analysis of this year’s data shows that 79.5% of employers paid their male staff more than their female colleagues, higher than the figures last year and six years ago.
People who don’t know the difference between two-fifths and four-fifths are just the people to explain averages to us, aren’t they?