Almost four times more men than women occupy Britain’s highest paid posts, according to new government data. The figures show there were 681,000 men earning £100,000 or more in 2015-16, compared with only 179,000 women. The dominance of men in high-paid posts has also seen them reap most of the benefits of recent tax cuts, according to research by the Women’s Budget Group. It has warned that the government’s pledge to raise the personal tax allowance to £12,500 will disproportionately benefit men, as 66% of those who do not earn enough to benefit are women. It also notes that men form 73% of those who would gain from raising the higher rate tax band to £50,000.