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"Numerous causes of the gender pay gap lie outside the workplace, and will require a partnership between companies and government if we are to deliver long-term, lasting change". We've drilled down into the figures provided Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook to find out how they really stack up.

The Guardian has compiled a list of all of the companies who have declared their gender pay gap.

A number of household name employers, including Unilever and BT, pay women on average more than men.

Earlier today Oath UK, the owner of HuffPost UK, revealed a pay gap of 23.29 per cent in favour of men. Amazon's topline data includes the thousands of staff who work in its warehouses across the UK.

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Commenting on bonus pay gaps, Sam said, "In many cases bonus pay gaps - some which are more than double the gender pay gap - simply can not be justified".

"Having a pay gap is not unlawful", an EHCR spokesperson said. At Unilever, women's median hourly rate is 1.3% higher than men's. Although not specifically video game focussed, Microsoft had a pay gap of just 6.6%, while Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe had a gap of 12.8%.

Sony Music UK reported a pay gap of 4.6% (median) - better than the national average of 9.1% - with a near-equal proportion of women (75.3%) and men (74.3%) receiving a bonus.

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Ms Champion added: "Increasing female participation in the workplace and reducing the gender pay gap is not only morally right, it's economically right".

While the ruling Conservative Party is not legally required to take part given it has too few employees, it has revealed that on average it pays its female staff more than its men. The club said it pays men and women the same salaries for the same jobs.

Unlike Amazon, however, Apple's statement cites both mean and median statistics and admits that by some measures its female employees are worse off.

According to a new report from Reuters, Apple has become the latest big tech company to report its gender pay gap figures in the United Kingdom, a day before the deadline for British employers with more than 250 staff to disclose pay differences between men and women. But as more and more results have been published we have seen that it is revealing some challenging truths about where the real issues lie in achieving sustainable change. The search giant's female employees' mean hourly rate is 17 per cent lower than men's, and their median rate is 16 per cent lower.

In the company as a whole, women earn 5% less than men. That means that if, say, a woman doesn't receive the same promotions and raises as her male counterparts, she will ask for less than men in each subsequent position, compounding the salary disparity over time.

Sony noted that more than half of new recruits were women during the past year, with more than a third from BAME backgrounds.

The company's gender pay report said: "We are satisfied that our gender pay gap is not a problem of unequal pay but one of under-representation of women in senior level roles".

"We teach them that there is gender inequality when you negotiate and you don't get [what you're asking for], when you have a lot of unpaid hours".

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