Guardian gender pay gap

Pay figures show 50% of employers have narrowed gender gap

Half of companies who have filed figures so far have managed to narrow their gender pay gap in the first year of reporting, a Guardian analysis has found.

Since 2017, it has been compulsory for companies with more than 250 employees to report their gender pay gap figures by the end of every financial year. The first round of data, submitted by the deadline last year, showed men were paid more than women in 7,795 out of 10,016 companies and public bodies in Britain, based on the median hourly pay. Only one in five companies expected to report have filed figures for this year.