Gender pay gap widens
Women in full-time employment continue to earn significantly less than their male counterparts, with the pay gap widening slightly in 2002, according to the latest figures.
Latest figures show that during the 12 months to April 2002 women working full- time earned 81.2% of a man’s salary compared with 81.5% in the previous year, according to research by Incomes Data Services.
Closer examination of the figures reveals that the gap is widest in the top notch of salaries and narrowest for those earning the lowest wages.
Most notably, in the executive positions of treasurers and company financial managers, females earn just 60% of their male counterparts.
In terms of regions, the pay gap is widest in London, where the concentration of male managers is at its highest, while the greatest pay equality is in Wales.