Barometer

Which UK employer pays men 80 per cent less than women?

20 January 2018

9:00 AM

20 January 2018

9:00 AM

Big losers

Construction company Carillion collapsed with debts of £1.5 billion. How does that compare with other UK corporate failures?
Overend Gurney & Co, a bank, collapsed in 1866 with £4 million in liabilities (£400 million at today’s prices).
Polly Peck failed after a fraud probe with £100 million in debts (£217 million).
Barings Bank failed in 1995 after rogue trader Nick Leeson ran up £827 million of losses (£1.55 billion).
MG Rover failed in 2005, leaving behind £1.4 billion of debt (£2 billion).
Northern Rock was saved in 2007 after the government provided emergency loans to the tune of £27 billion (£35.7 billion).

Rough areas

A petition called for homeless people not to be removed from the streets of Windsor for the royal wedding in May. Which areas have the most recorded rough sleepers?

LOCAL AUTHORITY
NUMBER
Westminster
260

Brighton and Hove
144
Cornwall
99
Manchester
78
Luton
76
Bristol
74

Forest of statistics


Plans to plant a 62,000-hectare forest across the north of England were announced. How do we compare with Europe for trees?

UK FOREST COVER Overall
13%
England
10%

Scotland
18%

Wales
15%
Northern Ireland
8% EUROPE’S MOST DENSELY FORESTED Finland
73%

Sweden
68%
Spain
37%
Germany
33%
Italy
32%
France
31%

Women on top

Which organisations have a ‘reverse’ pay gap — they pay men less than women?

EMPLOYER
MALE/FEMALE DIFFERENTIAL
Yellow Dot Ltd
-80.6%
Arnold Clark Finance
-15%

Campbells Prime Meat Ltd
-13.1%

Hambleton District Council
-12.1%
Diageo GB Ltd
-9.8%
Commission for Equality
and Human Rights
-8.2%
Biffa Environmental
Municipal Services
-5.7%
SSE Energy Supply Ltd
– 3.8%

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