Gender pay gap narrows

first_imgWednesday 8 December 2010 8:20 pm Gender pay gap narrows whatsapp Share KCS-content WOMEN’S pay packets are catching up with those of their male counterparts, the government said yesterday.The gender pay gap fell to 10.2 per cent in April, down from 12.2 per cent the previous year – the sharpest fall since the measure began in 1997.Women’s hourly pay increased by 2.6 per cent during the surveyed period, considerably higher than the 0.3 per cent growth in men’s wages, according to the Office for National Statistics.“In 1997 the gap for full timers was around 17 per cent, and it’s now dropped to around 10 per cent,” said ONS statistician Mark Williams.For part time work, women’s average weekly wage (£157) is higher than men’s (£142), the report revealed. Yet only 12.5 per cent of board level positions at FTSE 100 companies are occupied by women.This week the coalition government scrapped plans to force companies to publish the pay gap between their male and female employees.Fresh legislation and regulation would not deliver progress, the Equality Strategy said. center_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofA Once in 17 Years Cicada Event in Princeton, New JerseyFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img