News alert / Health and social care gender pay gap report

30 November 2023

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The health and social care mean gender pay gap has reduced to 8.3% – a 1.2 percentage point reduction from 2022 and a 5.9 percentage point reduction from 2017 (when reporting began). The figures cover staff employed by the Department of Health and Social Care and its executive agencies – the UK Health Security Agency and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. The median pay gap has seen an increase to 9.1%, representing a 0.6 percentage point increase from 2022 and a 4.2 percentage point reduction from 2017. The gender pay gap shows the difference in the average pay between all men and women in a workforce. It is different from equal pay, which deals with the pay difference between men and women who carry out the same job. 

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