Belfast Telegraph

Gender pay gap still 15%

THE UK gender pay gap has fallen by almost 1% to 15.5% based on average earnings of full-time workers, official figures have revealed. The difference in men's and women's earnings narrowed from 16.4% after a bigger rise in the hourly earnings of women over the past year, said the Office for National Statistics. Men's average hourly pay was £16.25, up by 1.1% from a year ago, while women's pay increased by 2.2% to £13.73.