All UK companies with over 250 employees have to publish data on the gender pay gap by 5 April. Here are all the big companies who have published their gender pay gaps so far.

Some 736 companies have done so thus far with the data revealing that men are paid more than women in the majority of companies because they are in higher-paid positions.

The gender pay gap is the difference in average hourly rates of pay that male and female employees receive.

The pay gap is different from equal pay. Equal pay law in the UK demands that employers pay men and women the same amount for the same job. What the gender pay gap reflects, according to the government, is that a higher proportion of women are in lower-paid occupations and part-time work, and that women are “less likely to progress up the career ladder” to top-paying jobs.

Overall, the UK’s gender pay gap for all employees, full-time and part-time, stood at 18.1 percent in 2016, down from 20.2 percent in 2011, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.

When looking at just full-time workers it fell to 9.4 percent.

Companies have been publishing figures ad hoc ahead of the April cut-off.

The firm to publish the biggest gender pay gap so far is women’s fashion chain Phase Eight – with a 64.8 percent lower average hourly rate for female staff.

The initiative has been praised by campaign groups. The Women’s Equality Party tweeted:

Transparency – while welcome – is not enough to close the gender pay gap. Action is needed to address the imbalance of power that underlies the problem, and to make sure women and men’s work is valued equally.

Meanwhile, others have criticised the methodology of the survey as it compares the salaries of different jobs against each other.

Here are all the major companies and government departments to publish their gender pay gay so far

  • 3M — Women’s mean hourly rate is 14 percent lower, while the median is eight percent lower
  • Accenture — Women’s mean hourly rate is 16.7 percent lower, while the median is 10.2 percent lower
  • Aci Worldwide (Emea) — Women’s mean hourly rate is 11.9 percent lower, while the median is 20.3 percent lower
  • Adnams — Women’s mean hourly rate is 10 percent lower, while the median is nine percent lower
  • Age UK — Women’s mean hourly rate is 4.7 percent lower, while the median is zero percent lower
  • Airbus Defence And Space — Women’s mean hourly rate is 19.1 percent lower, while the median is 20.4 percent lower
  • Airbus Operations — Women’s mean hourly rate is 2.3 percent lower, while the median is 0.3 percent higher
  • Aldermore Bank — Women’s mean hourly rate is 29.9 percent lower, while the median is 35.7 percent lower
  • Aviva — Women’s mean hourly rate is 28.5 percent lower, while the median is 27.6 percent lower

Angela Darlington, Aviva’s chief risk officer, said:

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As a woman in financial services, I’m not proud of our gender pay gap figures. We’re already doing a lot to increase the number of women in our senior roles, but it’s clearly not enough.

  • Bank of England — Women’s mean hourly rate is 21 percent lower, while the median is 24.2 percent lower
  • BDO Services — Women’s mean hourly rate is 18.3 percent lower, while the median is 21.2 percent lower
  • Biffa — Women’s mean hourly rate is 1.4 percent lower, while the median is 3.6 percent lower
  • BBC — Women’s mean hourly rate is 10.7 percent lower, while the median is 9.3 percent lower
  • British Medical Association — Women’s mean hourly rate is 13.9 percent lower, while the median is 13.6 percent lower
  • Capgemini UK — Women’s mean hourly rate is 19.4 percent lower, while the median is 17 percent lower
  • Centre Parcs — Women’s mean hourly rate is 18.7 percent lower, while the median is 13.2 percent lower
  • Clydesdale Bank — Women’s mean hourly rate is 37 percent lower, while the median is 36 percent lower
  • Coca-Cola European Partners — Women’s mean hourly rate is 10.1 percent lower, while the median is 10.7 percent lower
  • Compass Group — Women’s mean hourly rate is 17.2 percent lower, while the median is 14 percent lower
  • Coral Racing — Women’s mean hourly rate is 14 percent lower, while the median is four percent lower
  • Coventry Building Society — Women’s mean hourly rate is 33.1 percent lower, while the median is 31.3 percent lower
  • Crown Prosecution Services — Women’s mean hourly rate is 10.6 percent lower, while the median is 25.3 percent lower
  • De La Rue — Women’s mean hourly rate is 10 percent lower, while the median is 9.7 percent lower
  • Deloitte LLP — Women’s mean hourly rate is 17 percent lower, while the median is 12.1 percent lower
  • Deloitte MCS — Women’s mean hourly rate is 20.4 percent lower, while the median is 17.8 percent lower
  • Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy — Women’s mean hourly rate is 12 percent lower, while the median is 15 percent lower
  • Department for Communities and Local Government — Women’s mean hourly rate is 5.9 percent lower, while the median is 9.8 percent lower
  • Department for Culture Media & Sport — Women’s mean hourly rate is 3.3 percent lower, while the median is 8.2 percent lower
  • Department for Education — Women’s mean hourly rate is 5.3 percent lower, while the median is 5.9 percent lower
  • Department For Exiting The European Union — Women’s mean hourly rate is 15.3 percent lower, while the median is 8.9 percent lower
  • Department for International Development — Women’s mean hourly rate is 8.5 percent lower, while the median is 6.8 percent lower
  • Department for International Trade — Women’s mean hourly rate is 3.6 percent lower, while the median is 2.7 percent lower
  • Department For Transport — Women’s mean hourly rate is 16.9 percent lower, while the median is 22.6 percent lower
  • Department Of Health — Women’s mean hourly rate is 14.2 percent lower, while the median is 13.3 percent lower
  • Department Of Work And Pensions — Women’s mean hourly rate is 5.3 percent lower, while the median is zero percent lower
  • Department, for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs — Women’s mean hourly rate is 11.5 percent lower, while the median is 12.1 percent lower
  • Diageo Great Britain — Women’s mean hourly rate is 4.1 percent lower, while the median is 9.8 percent lower
  • Diesel — Women’s mean hourly rate is 6.2 percent lower, while the median is two percent lower
  • Dnata — Women’s mean hourly rate is 1.5 percent lower, while the median is 1.1 percent lower
  • Dorchester Hotel — Women’s mean hourly rate is 15 percent lower, while the median is seven percent lower
  • Easyjet Airline — Women’s mean hourly rate is 51.7 percent lower, while the median is 45.5 percent lower
  • Eden Project — Women’s mean hourly rate is 18.4 percent lower, while the median is 4.7 percent lower
  • EY — Women’s mean hourly rate is 19.7 percent lower, while the median is 14.8 percent lower
  • EuropeCar Goup — Women’s mean hourly rate is 4.2 percent lower, while the median is 26.4 percent lower
  • Fujitsu — Women’s mean hourly rate is 16.7 percent lower, while the median is 17.9 percent lower
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals Nhs Foundation Trust — Women’s mean hourly rate is 28.2 percent lower, while the median is 16.9 percent lower
  • Greater London Authority — Women’s mean hourly rate is nine percent lower, while the median is 6.1 percent lower
  • Greggs — Women’s mean hourly rate is 21.7 percent lower, while the median is 11.7 percent lower
  • Hard Rock Cafe — Women’s mean hourly rate is 0.9 percent lower, while the median is 3.2 percent lower
  • Harrogate Borough Council — Women’s mean hourly rate is 0.5 percent lower, while the median is 4.1 percent lower
  • Harrogate Council — Women’s mean hourly rate is three percent lower, while the median is zero percent lower
  • Her Majesty’s Land Registry — Women’s mean hourly rate is nine percent lower, while the median is 18.5 percent lower
  • HM Revenue and Customs — Women’s mean hourly rate is 8.9 percent lower, while the median is 12.5 percent lower
  • HM Treasury — Women’s mean hourly rate is 7.1 percent lower, while the median is 13.7 percent lower
  • Home Office — Women’s mean hourly rate is 10.1 percent lower, while the median is 15.1 percent lower
  • Hugo Boss — Women’s mean hourly rate is 7.2 percent lower, while the median is 4.7 percent lower
  • John Lewis — Women’s mean hourly rate is 13.9 percent lower, while the median is 7.8 percent lower
  • KPMG — Women’s mean hourly rate is 22.3 percent lower, while the median is 22.1 percent lower
  • Lacoste — Women’s mean hourly rate is 1.2 percent lower, while the median is 4.4 percent lower
  • Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming — Women’s mean hourly rate is 15 percent lower, while the median is two percent lower
  • Ladbrokes Coral Group — Women’s mean hourly rate is 15 percent lower, while the median is 2.5 percent lower
  • Leeds Arts University — Women’s mean hourly rate is 3.6 percent lower, while the median is 5.7 percent lower
  • Leeds City Council — Women’s mean hourly rate is 8.6 percent lower, while the median is 13.1 percent lower
  • Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust — Women’s mean hourly rate is 19 percent lower, while the median is 15 percent lower
  • Lockheed Martin — Women’s mean hourly rate is 20.4 percent lower, while the median is 24.3 percent lower
  • Maidstone Borough Council — Women’s mean hourly rate is 5.4 percent lower, while the median is 4.9 percent lower
  • McKinsey & Company — Women’s mean hourly rate is 23.8 percent lower, while the median is 14.3 percent lower
  • Ministry Of Defence — Women’s mean hourly rate is 12.5 percent lower, while the median is 14.6 percent lower
  • Ministry of Justice — Women’s mean hourly rate is 4.7 percent lower, while the median is 10.6 percent lower
  • National Grid Electricity Transmission — Women’s mean hourly rate is 5.8 percent lower, while the median is 14.5 percent lower
  • National Grid Gas — Women’s mean hourly rate is 5.5 percent lower, while the median is 0.6 percent lower
  • National Grid UK — Women’s mean hourly rate is 5.2 percent lower, while the median is 1.9 percent lower
  • New Forest District Council — Women’s mean hourly rate is seven percent lower, while the median is 9.5 percent lower
  • Newcastle City Council — Women’s mean hourly rate is 4.5 percent lower, while the median is 6.7 percent lower
  • NHS Digital — Women’s mean hourly rate is 16.1 percent lower, while the median is 14.1 percent lower
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals — Women’s mean hourly rate is 10.8 percent lower, while the median is 8.6 percent lower
  • NPower — Women’s mean hourly rate is 19 percent lower, while the median is 13 percent lower
  • NPower Yorkshire — Women’s mean hourly rate is nine percent lower, while the median is 10 percent lower
  • Octopus Capital — Women’s mean hourly rate is 38.1 percent lower, while the median is 40.3 percent lower
  • Oliver Bonas — Women’s mean hourly rate is 9.6 percent lower, while the median is 1.4 percent lower
  • Ove Arup & Partners — Women’s mean hourly rate is 17.4 percent lower, while the median is 16.7 percent lower
  • Phase Eight — Women’s mean hourly rate is 64.8 percent lower, while the median is 54.5 percent lower
  • Portsmouth City Council — Women’s mean hourly rate is 11 percent lower, while the median is 15 percent lower
  • PriceWaterHouseCoopers LLP — Women’s mean hourly rate is 33.1 percent lower, while the median is 34.4 percent lower
  • PriceWaterHouseCoopers Services — Women’s mean hourly rate is 12 percent lower, while the median is 13.1 percent lower
  • The Restaurant Group  — Women’s mean hourly rate is 10.7 percent lower, while the median is 6.3 percent lower
  • Ritz Hotel — Women’s mean hourly rate is 5.9 percent lower, while the median is six percent lower
  • Rolls-Royce — Women’s mean hourly rate is 6.3 percent lower, while the median is 6.3 percent lower
  • Rolls-Royce Power Engineering — Women’s mean hourly rate is 11.1 percent lower, while the median is 12.3 percent lower
  • Rwe Generation UK — Women’s mean hourly rate is 11 percent lower, while the median is 8.4 percent lower
  • The Sage Group — Women’s mean hourly rate is 27.8 percent lower, while the median is 20.5 percent lower
  • Serious Fraud Office — Women’s mean hourly rate is 11.7 percent lower, while the median is 13.5 percent lower
  • Severn Trent Water — Women’s mean hourly rate is 2.4 percent lower, while the median is 14.6 percent lower
  • Shell International — Women’s mean hourly rate is 31.5 percent lower, while the median is 25.7 percent lower
  • Shell International Petroleum — Women’s mean hourly rate is 21.7 percent lower, while the median is 16.5 percent lower
  • Shell International Trading and Shipping — Women’s mean hourly rate is 18 percent lower, while the median is 24 percent lower
  • Shell Research — Women’s mean hourly rate is 32.1 percent lower, while the median is 26.5 percent lower
  •  Shell UK — Women’s mean hourly rate is 19.2 percent lower, while the median is 22.7 percent lower
  • Shell UK Oil Products — Women’s mean hourly rate is 13.3 percent lower, while the median is 12.2 percent lower
  • South Gloucestershire Council — Women’s mean hourly rate is 11.8 percent lower, while the median is 12 percent lower
  • Southern Electric Power Distribution — Women’s mean hourly rate is 14.6 percent lower, while the median is 18.7 percent lower
  • SSE — Women’s mean hourly rate is 22 percent lower, while the median is 19.3 percent lower
  • SSE Services — Women’s mean hourly rate is 26.5 percent lower, while the median is 29.5 percent lower
  • Ssl Group — Women’s mean hourly rate is 31 percent lower, while the median is 23.2 percent lower
  • Telefonica UK — Women’s mean hourly rate is 18.6 percent lower, while the median is 20.2 percent lower
  • Thames Water Utilities — Women’s mean hourly rate is 13.3 percent lower, while the median is 15.4 percent lower
  • The British Library — Women’s mean hourly rate is 6.2 percent lower, while the median is 1.8 percent lower
  • The British Museum — Women’s mean hourly rate is zero percent lower, while the median is four percent higher
  • The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development — Women’s mean hourly rate is 14.9 percent lower, while the median is 10.8 percent lower
  • The Co-Operative Bank — Women’s mean hourly rate is 30.3 percent lower, while the median is 22.6 percent lower
  • The Financial Conduct Authority — Women’s mean hourly rate is 19.3 percent lower, while the median is 20.9 percent lower
  • The Information Commissioner’s Office — Women’s mean hourly rate is nine percent lower, while the median is 0.2 percent lower
  • The Labour Party — Women’s mean hourly rate is 2.5 percent lower, while the median is four percent lower
  • The National Crime Agency — Women’s mean hourly rate is 11.6 percent lower, while the median is 16.2 percent lower
  • The National Gallery — Women’s mean hourly rate is 14.4 percent lower, while the median is 15.2 percent lower
  • The Press Association — Women’s mean hourly rate is 0.8 percent lower, while the median is 0.5 percent lower
  • The University of Salford — Women’s mean hourly rate is 14 percent lower, while the median is 21 percent lower
  • Tiger UK — Women’s mean hourly rate is 12.9 percent lower, while the median is six percent lower
  • TSB Bank — Women’s mean hourly rate is 31 percent lower, while the median is 24 percent lower
  • UK Armed Forces — Women’s mean hourly rate is 0.9 percent lower, while the median is 0.2 percent lower
  • Unilever UK — Women’s mean hourly rate is 8.8 percent lower, while the median is 1.3 percent lower
  • United Utilities Group — Women’s mean hourly rate is 13.1 percent lower, while the median is 15.9 percent lower
  • United Utilities — Women’s mean hourly rate is 36.7 percent lower, while the median is 16.7 percent lower
  • University Of Kent — Women’s mean hourly rate is 17.5 percent lower, while the median is 9.8 percent lower
  • Virgin Money — Women’s mean hourly rate is 32.5 percent lower, while the median is 38.4 percent lower
  • Weetabix — Women’s mean hourly rate is 5.4 percent lower, while the median is 4.9 percent lower
  • Wolseley UK — Women’s mean hourly rate is 2.4 percent lower, while the median is 0.9 percent lower
  • Yellow Dot Group — Women’s mean hourly rate is 35.4 percent higher, while the median is 80.6 percent higher
  • Yellow Dot — Women’s mean hourly rate is 35.4 percent lower, while the median is 80.6 percent lower
  • Yorkshire Building Society — Women’s mean hourly rate is 31 percent lower, while the median is 28.6 percent lower
  • Zurich UK — Women’s mean hourly rate is 25.9 percent lower, while the median is 26.3 percent lower

Zurich’s UK chief executive Tulsi Naidu said:

The gender pay gap is not the same thing as having equal pay, and we are confident that men and women in our organisation are paid equally for the same and similar jobs. We’ve calculated the figures in line with government regulations and, like many others in our industry, we have found that differences in average pay are down to several different factors.