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Reader Letter: Let’s take a different look at the gender pay gap debate

PUBLISHED: 15:39 08 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:39 08 April 2018

The deadline for gender pay gap reporting has now passed Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The deadline for gender pay gap reporting has now passed Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

There seems to be much written about male and female pay gender, nearly always saying men are paid more than women for the same job. There are instances where this is patently not correct. I would like to give an example.
My wife (of nearly 60 years) and I have discussed what I would pay for her the usual division of labour, ie housework, etc, which she does 90pc of the work and I do 10pc.
I have reluctantly accepted that five pounds per hour is about right giving her £250 per week for 50 hours’ work.

She has accepted that she will pay me five bob (25p) per hour for the approximate 10 hours per week and that is being extremely generous but this does include my time when I am giving her advice how she should do her work (sometimes not very welcome).
I hope this letter will give balance to this pay gender and be accepted by both male and female readers alike.


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