Published: Thu, April 05, 2018
Money | By Michele Stevens

Women's fashion and beauty brands among the worst gender pay gap offenders

Women's fashion and beauty brands among the worst gender pay gap offenders

"Change does take time but I believe there is evidence that a more balanced picture with many more women in senior roles is emerging".

Women working at the Isle of Wight Council are paid less on average than men, according to figures published by the local authority today (Wednesday).


UEL chair of governors, Geoff Thompson MBE said: "We are very encouraged by the results of our equal pay audit, which shows that the gender pay gap at the University of East London has reduced and is heading in the right direction".

So how did our region do? However, in the top pay band, the split is 70%-30% in favour of men.

But there were exceptions.

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Universal reported a median pay gap of 16.7% and a mean pay gap of 29.8% while an equal 74% of men and women received bonuses.

She insisted that the trust is "committed to gender equality" but suggested the NHS only began to see a higher number of female consultants graduating in the 21st century, while women still dominate the nursing profession.

Another said their "clearly was a pay gap" and that because the Indy is "liberal leaning it seems at odds with the stories they write about".

Employers who fail to comply could face court action and an "unlimited" fine. It said it had addressed hundreds of cases of pay unfairness. When comparing mean hourly rates, women earn 54p for every £1 that men earn.

Garden centre group Notcutts also had a higher mean of 18.5% (its median was 0.1%). Firms like mattress retailer Sweet Dreams and nursery business Yellow Dot which pay women 46.4 percent and 35.4 percent more per hour respectively.

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Sony Music UK today reported a pay gap of 4.6% (median) - better than the national average of 9.1%. It said it would "work hard to redress any imbalances".

"We're proud that many women at HP UK hold positions of significant influence and impact".

Goldman Sachs had a mean gender pay gap of 56%.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) reported an average gender pay gap of 38%.

But the gender pay gap is widest at soccer clubs, airlines, financial firms and select fashion brands.

It has a larger bonus gap than Yorkshire Water, due to the rules around reporting bonuses of part-time staff. Are you advertising jobs as flexible working or offering skilled part-time roles that work for people with caring responsibilities, which are more likely to be women?

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