Gender pay gap shrinks as women begin to earn more

The difference between men and women's pay has decreased. Female earnings have grown closer to those of male employees. The gender pay gap has shrunk to a record low, according to figures revealed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The report shows that the median gap between men and women's pay has contracted to a 10.2% figure - the lowest amount since the ONS's records began in 2007. The median hourly earnings of men rose by 0.3% to £13.01. Women, on the other hand, experienced a 2.6% rise bringing their hourly median earnings up to £11.68.