Worst universities' gender pay gap in England is 37%

Only 729 pay employees of both genders equally, and 1,213 companies pay women more than men.

Companies which failed to publish their findings by the deadline will be approached informally by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The median pay gap among the more than 10,000 companies that submitted figures is 9.7%.

This compares to an average median pay gap across the United Kingdom of 18.8 per cent.

"This reflects a wider societal issue where women are more likely than men to apply for and work in roles such as care assistants, cleaners and clerical assistants".

Since women leave the workforce more often than men, according to this new report, and their breaks tend to last longer, they are disproportionately penalized with lower pay due to career interruptions.

What factors affect the gender pay gap?

She said that the charity's ambition is to close the gender pay gap of 7.7 per cent in its global support office, and said it is already exploring ways to do that. Meanwhile, women are actually paid slightly more than men for doing the same work in four states: Rhode Island (0.2 percent), District of Columbia (0.5 percent), Vermont (0.6 percent) and CT (1.6 percent).

At the Post Office, which is overseen by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, women's average hourly pay was 17.5% lower than the rate for men; the median hourly rate was 13.1% lower.

Men paid more in 78% of employers

Under new Government legislation, all companies and public bodies with more than 250 employees had to report their gender pay gap by Wednesday this week.

"The challenge for employers is to decide whether to be sector leaders and demonstrate their commitment to gender equality, or to risk reputational damage by doing nothing", she added. Not all government-owned companies have published gender-pay reports for 2017-18.

HSBC said it was confident in its approach to pay and made appropriate adjustments if it identified differences between men and women in similar roles which could not be explained by performance or experience.

None of the main groups appear to pay more to women than men. In comparison to some of the worst pay gaps on the list-like Ryanair, which stops paying women in April, or J.P. Morgan, which stops paying women in June-these are far better. Making it the work Company in the UK Games industry to pay women less than men for the same job.

"The first is a higher proportion of men than women in higher paid roles; the second is that we mirror the national picture of more women working part time then men, and most of our part time employees are now in lower earning roles".

Sotheby's paints a better picture, with women accounting for 47.6% of its top quartile (at Christie's, that figure is 43%).

However, 14 percent of respondents revealed that they pay women more than men, while eight percent had no gender pay gap.

  • Joanne Flowers