The companies in the race report on the wage gap between the sexes

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Hundreds of UK companies still need to present their pay between men and women figures ahead of Wednesday’s midnight deadline.

Some 8,330 companies had already done that 16:00 BST on Tuesday. BBC research has found 850 only had the data published on this day.

About 9,000 companies with more than 250 employees, must report the average difference between male and female workers.

Those who have already posted, 78% of men’s wages more than women, while 13% of the wages of women more.

Only 8% said that they had no wage gap between the sexes at all, based on the median of the measure.

Some have criticized the exercise, which also applies to charities and public sector bodies, as a crude mechanism open to misinterpretation.

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However, the gender equality campaign the Fawcett Society, he said, represents an opportunity for employees to talk about pay and find out what their colleagues earn.
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Sam Smethers, the company’s chief executive, said gender pay gap is a game changer in terms of workplace culture and practices.

“Finally, women realize that they have the right to talk about pay and they can not be silenced,” he says.

“By finding out what their colleagues earn, they are then in a position to challenge any inequalities of wages; it is much more common than you think.”

CBI executive director Carolyn Fairbairn said gender pay gap has been an opportunity for business to business to bring about change.

However, she warned that the companies could not fill the gap by themselves. “Many of the causes of the pay gap lie outside of the place of work, and will require a partnership between business and Government if we are to deliver long-term, sustainable change.”

Ms Fairbairn said knowing that the average of the difference in pay between men and women should help companies develop more inclusive workplaces and supporting women in leadership roles.

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The research conducted by Business in the Community found that 92% of female respondents would use the pay gap data to choose between two potential employers.

It also found more than half of the women in favor of the company with the smallest pay gap, or the one who is done for the most of the close.

Chloe Chambraud, gender equality, director of Business in the Community, said bosses need to understand the factors driving their pay gaps, and women’s groups who are the most affected.

“Employers must address the root causes of inequality, the reduction of prejudice and the increase of transparency in the recruitment, evaluation and promotion process of the normalization of flexible work for men and women, and offers a financially viable parental leave packages,” she said.

“Only then, we will make sure that men and women have equality of life at work and at home.”