Ahead of the April deadline for organisations with 250 or more workers to publish their pay statistics, 527 have now done so, including Ladbrokes, easyJet and Virgin Money and PwC. The gender pay gap refers to the difference between what men and women working for an organisation earn regardless of their roles. Organisations where men dominated the higher paid roles saw the largest differences in pay. Phase Eight, for example, had 39 of its 44 male employees in the corporate head office while female staff were predominantly on the shop floor, leaving mean hourly pay for women 64.8% lower than for men. By contrast mattress retailer Sweet Dreams said women were paid 46.4% more. At PwC, men are paid 33.1% more; Virgin Money 32.5% and the Co-operative Bank 30.3%. The Bank of England reported a 21% gap and the Department of Health 14.2%.