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Zara, Primark and Asos publish gender pay gap results

Zara, Primark, Asos and Cath Kidson are the latest tranch of retailers to unveil their gender pay results, following government requirements.

According to figures published by Primark, the mean women’s hourly rate is 15.6% lower than men. The value fashion retailer said its mean bonus pay for females is 45.7% lower, with 4% of men receiving a bonus compared to 1.3% of women.

Zara is on a similar trajectory revealing its mean women’s hourly rate is 10.3% lower than males. Women’s bonus pay at the fast fashion giant is shown to be on average 3.7% lower, with 95.2% of men receiving a bonus compared to 94.9% of women.

However, Asos and Cath Kidston both published far greater disparities in their gender pay gaps, with Asos unveiling its mean women’s hourly rate as 32.8% lower than men and Cath Kidston posting a 39% difference in the mean hourly rate for female employees.

Asos also revealed that women’s bonus pay was on average 53.5% lower, with 63.4% of men receiving bonuses compared to 65.7% of females. Cath Kidston unveiled its mean women’s bonus pay to be 66% lower than men, with 13% of men receiving it compared to 11% of women.

The mean UK gender pay gap is 17.4%, according to the Office for National Statistics ASHE 2017 and the retail average is 16.4%.

Companies with over 250 employees have until 4 April to submit their gender pay gap reporting information.


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