Gender pay gap for full-time workers increases

The gender pay gap for full-time workers in the UK has increased slightly to 8.9%, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

The new figure compares with 8.6% last year, which was the lowest since records began in 1997, when it stood at 17.4%.

The difference in pay of all men and women workers, including those in part-time jobs, has fallen from 17.8% in 2018 to 17.3% in 2019, and continues to fall, the report said.

For people under 40 years of age, the pay gap for full-time employees is now “close to zero”, the ONS said.

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