Barnsley MP finds pay gap ‘depressing’

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A Barnsley MP has slammed ‘depressing’ figures which show women earn 80 pence on average for every pound earned by men.

Michael Dugher said the Office of National Statistics figures showed that the Government was not doing enough to close the pay gap - and that it was increasing.

The Barnsley East MP added: “It seems extraordinary in an age when girls are outperforming boys at school, going to university in greater numbers and running FTSE 100 companies that pay inequality still exists. Women in Barnsley deserve better.”