Gender Wage Gap

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3458
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Why do you think men are still paid 13 per cent more than women across London and the gender pay gap has widened under your Mayoralty?

Answer

Answer for Gender Wage Gap

Answer for Gender Wage Gap

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since 2008, the difference in the median hourly pay (excluding overtime) between men and women in London has fallen from 15% to 13%. However, there are a number of reasons why a pay gap remains, including differences in working patterns as well as differences in the sectors and occupations of employment.

The Mayor is committed to ensuring that all Londoners have the opportunity to take part in London's economic success and his Economic Development Strategy seeks to break down the barriers faced by women in accessing suitable employment opportunities. He has tasked the London Enterprise Panel with increasing employment and skills in the capital for all Londoners, and remains committed to an inclusive approach.