Creating a fairer Britain
The Office of National Statistics has today (Friday 14 November) released figures showing that the full-time gender pay gap in Wales has risen to 12.7%, up from 10.3% in 2007’s report.
Kate Bennett, National Director for Wales, Equality and Human Rights Commission, said:
“We are extremely concerned to see that the pay gap between men and women has widened in Wales. This has a huge impact on family income. It comes at a time when many are feeling the pinch and every penny counts. Women cannot afford to be short-changed in this way.
“We are determined to find out why the pay gap is worsening and what action can be taken to protect women’s pay. We will be working to push fair pay for women to the top of the political agenda.
“It is now more urgent than ever that employers check they are paying women fairly and take action to close the pay gaps.”
The figure in Wales compares with a 17.1% gap at UK level, which is up from 17.0%.
The part-time gender pay gap in Wales has risen to 33.7%, from 29.2% in 2007.
These figures are based on the mean average.
These statistics come from the Office for National Statistics - The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE).
The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) provides information about the levels, distribution and make-up of earnings and hours paid for employees within industries, occupations and regions.
To view the full document, please see; Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE)
For more information please call Jamie Westcombe on 029 2044 7783 or 07843325231, or Sue Dye on 07976 325863.