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Research by the TUC shows that, because of the gender pay gap (currently 14.9%), women work for free for 54 days. Women’s Pay Day, the day women stop working for free, was 23 February 2023. 

On the one hand, this is a step in the right direction – it is two days fewer than women worked for free in 2022.  But there are a series of regional and other variations.  Women aged between 50 and 59 work for free for 76 days compared with men. The gender pay gap is greatest in the South-East of England, at 17.9%, compared with other parts of the UK. The gender pay gap is also affected by industry sector, with finance and insurance having the largest sector-based gender pay gap of 31.2%.

Find out how we can help.  Our partner, Jon Dunkley, heads the Wollens specialist Employment Department.  Contact him today for an informal chat, without obligation on 01271 342268 or via email at [email protected].