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EQUAL PAY DAY

20th November marks this year’s Equal Pay Day – the day in the year when women effectively start to work for free.

Each year the Fawcett Society marks Equal Pay Day –the day in the year when, based on data about average pay for those in full-time work, women overall stop being paid compared to men.

The Fawcett Society uses the Government’s Gender Pay Gap in the UK data set to calculate what day of the year Equal Pay Day falls on.

The UK’s full-time mean average gender pay gap this year is 11.5 per cent, down from 13.1 per cent in 2019. That means that Equal Pay Day has moved six days later in the year, compared to 14th November in 2019.

While a reduction in the Gender Pay Gap is welcome, the Fawcett Society warns that this year’s data comes with a significant reliability warning given the difficulties the ONS has had in data collection due to the coronavirus pandemic, with a quarter of the usual sample of employer pay data missing and the impact of furlough unclear.

Below you will find breaking news from throughout the day, guides on gender pay gap and equal pay, and articles on asking for a pay rise and managing money.

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