Mar 19, 2018

Channel 4 has gender pay gap of 24.2%

Channel 4 has revealed it pays its female staff almost a quarter less than its male staff on average. Its 24.2% median gender pay gap is above the 18.4% UK average, and comes despite the broadcaster's workforce being nearly 60% female. Channel 4 also said it had a bonus gap of 47.6%. It comes a week after ITN, which makes programmes for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, revealed a pay gap of 18.2%. Channel 4 boss Alex Mahon said the news made for "Uncomfortable reading". Other media organisations have reported their median gender pay gaps recently, including the BBC at 9.3% and the Guardian newspaper at 12.1%. Broadcasters ITV and Channel 5 have yet to publish their figures. A review of presenter pay for the BBC, carried out by PwC, said there was a "Lack of clarity and openness about the basis for pay decisions".

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