Research report 109: the gender pay gap

Published: 15 August 2017

Last updated: 15 August 2017

What countries does this apply to?

  • England
  • Scotland
  • Wales

This research report looks into the gender pay gap in Britain, defined as the difference in average hourly pay between men and women. It explores:

  • the size of the gender page gap
  • the features of the gap and how it varies by characteristics
  • the key causes of the gap

Recommendations for what needs to change to tackle the gender pay gap can be found in our report: Fair opportunities for all: A strategy for reducing pay gaps in Britain.

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