More than half of UK companies failed to narrow their gender pay gaps in the second year of compulsory reporting.

Overall, 52% of private companies did not narrow the divide from the previous year, data released on Friday showed.

The figures showed 78% of firms had a pay gap in favour of men while 14% favoured women, with the remainder reporting no gap.

Firms had until midnight to file their gender pay gaps – by which time 10,428 had done so – or face legal action.

At the deadline, the median pay gap had lowered slightly from 9.7% last year to 9.6%.

At 45% of firms the pay gap had widened in favour of men.

By law, all companies, charities and public sector departments of 250 employees or more must

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