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The gender pay gap

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This survey of 1,000 UK workers by CV-Library found that the pay gap is still a concern for professionals working in the UK.

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  • The gender pay gap is nothing new, and that is one of the most difficult challenges to overcoming it; unequal pay has become an ingrained issue and has had an obvious effect on the UK workforce in regards to their salary expectations which fluctuate greatly when the different genders are compared.
  • When asked how the gender pay gap has affected them, 87.9% of women answered that they had been paid less because of their gender, compared to 59.5% of men. Alongside this, 27% of males said they had been paid more as a result of their gender, as opposed to only 3% of women who felt they had been paid more due to their gender.
  • One thing is clear, the gender pay gap isn’t going to go away without a real push from all those involved. But where does this push need to come from? Based on the results from the CV-Library survey, many UK workers feel that the changes need to be made above them; 41.5% of males and 31.7% of females feel that any changes are out of their hands.

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