Clegg takes on gender divide

Kate McCann
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DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg will host a seminar on the gender pay gap today, in a bid to narrow it.

According to figures cited by the Lib Dems from the ONS, the gulf between what men and women earn in the UK is 19.7 per cent on average, compared to 25 per cent 10 years ago.

“We’ve made good progress whilst in coalition to address discrimination and provide a more flexible, modern workplace, but we need to make this ‘the norm’, and go further to close the gender pay gap,” Clegg said.