Gender pay gap: has progress been made?

Property is again one of the worst offending industries in terms of its gender pay gap.

EG analysis shows the average median gender pay gap across 11 of the UK’s largest agents stands at 31%. This is 13.1 percentage points higher than the 17% UK national average.

The agents sector is only marginally better than the financial services – another notoriously male-dominated industry. Across six of the UK’s largest banks (Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, Clydesdale Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Santander) the mean gender pay gap stands at 40%. Among the agents