Microsoft publishes gender pay data for UK

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UK companies with over 250 employees are now legally required to publish data on the gender pay gap, to the Government Equalities Office (GEO), by 5 April, 2018. The gender pay gap is the difference in average hourly rates of pay that male and female employees receive.

The gender pay gap is the difference between the average hourly earnings of men and women. About 9,000 companies and public bodies will report the difference in both mean and median hourly earnings and bonus payments. The figure is expressed as a proportion of men’s earnings.

According to the ONS, the gap between what UK male and female workers earn – based on median hourly earnings for full-time workers – fell to 9.1% in April last year, from 9.4% a year earlier. It was 17.4% in 1997 when the ONS first collected the data.

The mean gender pay gap is 14.1%, and has been stuck at the same level for three years. When all workers, full and part-time, are included, the gap increases to 18.4% for median earnings and 17.4% for mean earnings. Part-time workers are included in the reporting of the gender pay gap – so this is the national equivalent figure.

Microsoft has today published their gender pay data for the UK.

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