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BBC Studios has made progress on gender pay equality and published an action plan for further improvement, but the gap remains in double digits and men still receive far bigger bonuses, on average, than women.
Figures released Thursday also show lower average pay for employees of color and for disabled and LGBTQ+ staff at the commercial and production arm of the BBC.
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The 17.6% mean gender pay gap for 2019 is down from the 19.6% posted last year. BBC Studios said that measures to invest in female leaders, specialist training, and flexible working schemes have paid dividends. The gender divide remains pronounced at senior management levels, but the organization said that slightly more than half of senior leadership roles are now occupied by women, up to 52.1% from 49.2% in 2018.
“I am pleased to report solid progress on reducing our U.K. gender pay gap, and these figures show some success towards tackling a vitally important issue, but we still have further to go,”...
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