UK gender pay gap ninth highest in Europe

Britain’s gender pay gap is higher than the European average, according to a survey by the European Commission.

Britain’s gender pay gap is higher than the European average, according to a survey by the European Commission.
It shows that the pay gap between men and women across Europe is on average 18%, compared to a UK average of 21%.
The Commission announced plans to significantly reduce the gap over the next five years.
The data is based on gross hourly earnings. The UK has the ninth highest pay gap of the 27 countries studied, while Estonia has a 30% gap. Italy has the lowest gap at just 4.9%.
The Commission will publish a five-year gender equality plan in the second half of this year and is looking at areas like increasing transparency in company pay between men and women and enforcing gender neutral job classifications and pay scales.
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