Gender Pay Gap widens although it’s now nearly zero in under 40’s

The gender pay gap has widened for the first time in six years despite the disparity narrowing to almost nothing among younger workers, new figures have shown.

Among full-time workers, women were paid 8.9 per cent less than men this year, a rise of 0.3 percentage points from 2018, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

Although the increase was small, it reversed the long-term pattern in which the gap has narrowed. The figure has been falling since 2013, when it stood at 10 per cent for full-time employees. In 1997 the gap was much larger, at 17.4 per cent.

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