Black employees in UK stuck in earnings gap, data shows

LONDON (Reuters) – Black employees in Britain have seen the gap in their earnings compared with white employees change little in recent years, but the difference narrowed for Asian or Asian British employees, Britain’s statistics office said on Wednesday.

Black, African, Caribbean or Black British employees were paid 5.6% less than white employees in 2022, the Office for National Statistics, citing its most recent data.

That was close to the average difference over the past 10 years.

The gap for Asian or Asian British employees was 1.9%, the ONS said, or roughly half its 10-year average.

The ONS said its figures were adjusted for a number of factors such as occupation, geography and qualifications.

(Writing by William Schomberg, editing by Andy Bruce)