Gender pay gap may remain until 2069


12 October 2016

By Alexandra Dean

Research from Deloitte has said the gender pay gap in the UK may not close until 2069 based on current salary progression.

Deloitte has said that the current hourly pay gap between men and women of 9.4% was narrowing by just two-and-a-half pence a year.

It was also found that men were paid more than women at the start of their careers, especially in the field of healthcare where women could be earning a difference of 14% from their male counterparts.

However, what is promising is that Deloitte has said there was no pay gap in starting salaries across medicine, dentistry, engineering and technology.

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