According to the statistics, men have well-paying jobs four times more than women in UK. The leader of Women’s Equality Party, Sophie Walker called it “scandalous” and urged women to rebel against it.
According to new government data, in UK the number of employed men are four times more than women which was severely objected by women’s rights groups. They believe that this inequality between men and women “runs through every level of the economy”.
There were 681,000 men earning £100,000 a year or even more in 2015-16, while there were just 179,000 women, according to the statistics, which were published by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). To make it worse, the average salary was £25,700 for a male and £20,300 for a female.
In her interview with The Observer, Sophie Walker, leader of the Women’s Equality Party said that “these figures show inequality runs through every level of the economy.” “It is scandalous that women still make up barely a fifth of top earners, and this discrepancy is not confined to those in well-paid jobs,” she continued.
She also added that with the current UK economy in which women carried out childcare, nothing more can be expected. This can obviously impacted these women’s chances of reaching the best-paid positions.
Nicky Morgan, a former Women’s Secretary, told The Observer that “sunlight is the best disinfectant”. She also believes that “Perhaps more of the stick may eventually be needed to close the gender pay gap.”