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UK Women Less Likely Than Men to Challenge Insufficient Wages

  • Poll shows men are twice as likely to ask for a pay raise
  • Inflation is likely to eat deeper into women’s wages
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Women in the UK are less likely to ask for wage increases than their male counterparts even though more female workers are experiencing living costs rising faster than their salaries.

Only 12% of UK women said that pay rises in the last year were substantial enough to keep up with rising costs compared to 20% for men, according to research conducted by YouGov in July. The number of people got a raise was on par between genders, but 13% of men asked for higher salaries -- almost double the portion of women making the request.