Gender pay gap falls to 20-year low of 9.4%

The gender pay gap for full-time workers has fallen slightly to 9.4%, the lowest for almost 20 years, but remains at around 20% for high earners, official figures show.

The headline figure - the difference between men's and women's full-time median hourly pay excluding overtime - fell from a revised 9.6% in 2015, said the Office for National Statistics. (ONS).

This is the lowest it has been since current records began in 1997, when the gap was 17.4%, although the gap has narrowed relatively little in recent years, said the ONS.