UK: 80 percent of companies pay men more than women

Almost eight out of 10 companies and public sector bodies operating in Britain pay men more than women overall, according to published data, confirming long-standing gender inequality in the workplace.

    A deadline has passed for thousands of British businesses to disclose the difference between the average earnings of male and female employees.

    The so-called "gender pay gap" has revealed huge disparities in pay between the sexes, with 80 percent of companies often paying men more than women.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from London.


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