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Lib Dems: Britain’s gender pay gap is a “national embarrassment”

by Steve Beasant on 23 August, 2016

eceBritain’s gender pay gap is a “national embarrassment” according to the Lib Dems.

The party is responding to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies which shows that on average women in the UK still earn 18% less then men.

Meral Hussein-Ece, the Lib Dems’ equalities spokesperson, said:

“The continued existence of the gender pay gap is a national embarrassment. It is appalling that half the UK population are destined for lower pay simply for being female.

“As a society we must fight to ensure everyone is given an equal chance in life yet every day that the gender pay gap remains we are failing to give that opportunity to millions.”

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