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Gender pay gap at lowest level yet, says Office for National Statistics

BBC News have reported on Office for National Statistics bulletin:Gender pay gap in the UK: 2018 that in the year to April 2018, the gender pay gap for full-time workers was 8.6% - down from 9.1% in the previous year.

In other words, the average female employee now earns 8.6% less than the average man.

However, campaigners said the rate of improvement was too slow and was a missed opportunity for the economy.

The extent of the pay gap varies according to age, with older female workers much more likely to be underpaid in comparison.