Work: Pay inequalities at local level
Monday 07 July 1997
The findings showed the proportion of low-paid, full-time employees in the North ranged from 13 per cent in Middlesbrough to 24 per cent in Hartlepool. In the South-west, it ranged from 8 per cent in South Gloucestershire to 27 per cent in Cornwall.
The study concluded that "average pay leagues" and talk of a "North-South divide" disguised the real inequalities which existed within local areas - and between the sexes.
While Greater London was seen as a high-earning area, the lowest-paid women there earned pounds 120 a week less than the overall average for women and men working full-time in Wales.
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