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U.K. Gender Pay Gap Widens, Worst for Workers in 40s

Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The gender pay gap in the U.K. widened this year as male earnings rebounded following the hit inflicted by the pandemic. 

Office for National Statistics figures published Tuesday showed that men employed full time earned 7.9% more than women as of April, up from 7% in the same month of 2020.

Median weekly pay for full-time employees was 611 pounds ($843), a 4.3% increase from a year earlier. The rise was partly due to wages and hours worked returning to more normal levels.