14 May 2019

Major shift needed to address gender pay gap

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Helen Morrissey, Personal Finance Specialist
Helen Morrissey

Corporate PR Specialist – Long Term Savings


Commenting on today’s UK Labour Market statistics, Helen Morrissey, pension specialist at Royal London, said:

“Today’s statistics show the joint highest employment rates for women since records began. This is great news as more women will be able to take advantage of initiatives like auto-enrolment to build a sound financial future. However, we must remember that there is still a long way to go to improve women’s financial prospects as women are paid less and are more likely to be in part time work. A major shift is needed to address this enormous gender pay gap and help women build their financial resilience.”

Notes to editors:

UK Labour Market statistics can be found here

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Helen Morrissey, Corporate PR Specialist – Long Term Savings

About Royal London

Royal London is the largest mutual life, pensions and investment company in the UK, with funds under management of £130 billion, 8.8 million policies in force and 4,046 employees. Figures quoted are as at June 2019.

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