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Equal Pay Day: why is there a gender pay gap?

Despite David Cameron's ambitions, women still earn less than men

By Josh Lowe  

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Today marks “equal pay day”: from this point on, women stop earning for the rest of the year relative to their male counterparts. Today’s deadline falls just five days later than last year’s. According to the Fawcett Society, the current overall gender pay gap for full time workers is 14.2 per cent. David Cameron said this year he would “end the gender pay gap in a generation,” but there is still plenty to be done. 

Despite years of progress for Britain’s feminist movement, a gap in earnings between women and men remains…

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