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As Helen mentioned already, today is Equal Pay Day – the average pay gap between men and women is 17.1%, meaning that while men in work will be paid for the full year, women in work are effectively working for free from today until 2010.

A sobering thought! Shake Up Media has put together a fantastic graphic exploring the picture on unequal pay in more detail, comparing Haringay – in the top 10 on pay equality, with a gap of -2% – with Wokingham, in the bottom 10, with a pay gap of 31.7%. It’s not the worst performer though – West Somerset has a staggering pay gap of 52.7%!

See the whole thing here