Day: 26 October 2016

New data released by the Office of National Statistics today show a general improvement in wages across the south of Shropshire. But women’s wages are falling. Men’s pay has gone up. Women’s pay has gone down. Men in the Ludlow area earn about £2 an hour above the national average. Women work for a rate that is around £2 below the national average. The gender pay gap is reducing nationally, albeit slowly, but here in the Ludlow constituency it is widening.

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