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Gender pay gap shrinks to record low, says ONS

The average full-time pay gap between men and women is at its narrowest since comparative records began in 1997, official figures show.

The difference stood at 9.4% in April compared with 10% a year earlier, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, a gap of about £100 a week.

However, the change was the result of men's wages dropping faster than women's in real terms.

Allowing for inflation, weekly earnings for all fell by 1.6% compared to 2013.

Robert Peston reports.

  • 20 Nov 2014
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