At the end of the BBC Scotland insert in BBC Breakfast, this morning:
New figures suggest the gender pay gap between men and women is lower (sic) in Scotland than in the UK overall. Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that the gasp was 12.2% last year compared with almost 15% UK-wide. However, the figures also reveal the gap here widening slightly.
They didn’t, of course tell us about the more significant full-time gender pay gaps – 3.7% in Scotland, 8.3% in the UK overall, 124% higher!
As for the gap being ‘lower‘, I’ve often wondered about the IQ gap between the average Scottish 18-year-old and the Pacific Quay average.
On the gap having widened [better word choice this time] in Scotland ‘slightly’, I can’t quickly find what that was. Too wee to give us the actual number?
If the Scottish figures were removed from the overall UK figure then the gap would be even higher (sic)