Gender pay gap grows at hundreds of big firms
|bbc.com 19 Feb 2019 at 22:51|
Four in 10 private companies that have published their latest gender pay gap are reporting wider gaps than they did last year, according to BBC analysis.
The BBC looked at a company s median pay gap - that is the difference in pay between the middle-ranking woman and the middle-ranking man.
This is different to unequal pay - paying women less than men for the same work - which is illegal.
Big firms with a wider pay gap include Kwik Fit, Npower and Virgin Atlantic.
Only about 10% of employers have reported their latest figures so far, ahead of the 4 April deadline for the private sector.
Of those 1,146 companies the median gender pay gap reported is 8.4% - a slight improvement from 9.7% last year.