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British Library reports 6.2% gender pay gap

The British Library has revealed that women earn 6.2% less than men per hour at the organisation, reports the Bookseller.

In January, the British Library reported that men are paid a mean average of £16.75 (A$29.72) per hour across the organisation’s staff, while women earn £15.72 (A$27.89), resulting in the 6.2% gap. This compares to a national mean of 17.4% for the gender pay gap. The gap for bonuses at the British Library is wider still at 25.45%, with 0.3% of men receiving a bonus in comparison to 0.12% of women.

The library has submitted data on its gender pay gap to the government, which is required by law for employers with more than 250 staff. The Bookseller noted that the British Library is one of only a few employers required to submit their data to the government that have done so ahead of the April deadline. The library says it will continue to report annually on its staff gender pay gap.

A library spokesperson said the organisation was committed to eliminating the gender pay gap by 2023, the library’s 50th anniversary year.

‘We have recently introduced a fairer and more attractive pay system and we are working on progressive policies to increase our flexibility as an employer, supporting smarter working, providing career breaks as well as childcare provision in London and Yorkshire,’ said the library in a statement.



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