Gender pay gap: More than 500 firms reveal their figures

Ladbrokes, Easyjet and Virgin Cash are among the many main corporations to disclose gender pay gaps of greater than 15% in favour of males for imply hourly pay.

Organisations with 250 or extra employees should publish their figures by April and to date 527 firms have done so.

Girls’s hourly pay charges are 52% decrease than males’s at Easyjet. On common, girls earn 15% much less per hour at Ladbrokes and 33% much less at Virgin Cash.

All three corporations say women and men are paid equally when in the identical position.

At Easyjet, for instance, 6% of its UK pilots are girls – a job which pays £92,400 a yr on common – whereas 69% of lower-paid cabin crew are girls, with a median annual wage of £24,800.

The service stated it had set a goal that one in 5 of recent entrant pilots needs to be feminine by 2020.

‘Weak illustration’

The Ladbrokes Coral group put its gender pay hole largely right down to “weak illustration at our senior ranges” and Virgin Money stated it was “assured” women and men have been paid equally for a similar jobs.

The gender pay hole is the pay discrepancy between women and men regardless of their job or place.

That’s distinct from equal pay – when corporations are required to make sure that women and men finishing up the identical or related roles are paid the identical for the quantity of labor they do.

There have been requires extra motion on tackling equal pay from the Girls’s Equality Celebration, who issued a response on Twitter:

Carolyn Harris, a Welsh Labour MP, stated in a tweet that the findings have been “astonishing” and “immoral”:

In 2016, the UK gender pay hole was 9.four% for full-time employees, or 18.1% for all employees.

Employers of about half of the UK’s workforce shall be affected by the reporting guidelines, which reveal discrepancies in pay and bonuses, with the outcomes revealed on a government database.

What we all know to date

Corporations have been publishing figures advert hoc forward of the 6 April cut-off, together with the BBC, which revealed girls’s imply hourly fee was 10.7% decrease.

The agency to publish the most important gender pay hole to date is girls’s vogue chain Section Eight – with a 64.eight% decrease imply hourly fee for feminine employees.

Section Eight’s chief govt Benjamin Barnett stated the determine didn’t replicate the “true story” of the enterprise, since most male staff labored in head workplace roles moderately than in outlets.

As of final April, 39 of Section Eight’s 44 male staff labored within the company head workplace – the place pay tends to be larger – which Mr Barnett stated was prone to be the case at different girls’s vogue retailers.


Girls’s hourly charges

Authorities departments, retailers, banks and power corporations are among the many employers to disclose pay variations in imply hourly pay:

  • Cambridgeshire Police 12.9% larger for girls
  • Unilever UK restricted eight.eight% larger
  • Evans Cycles 6.5% larger
  • The British Museum zero% pay hole
  • UK armed forces zero.9% decrease for girls
  • Division for Communities and Native Authorities 5.9% decrease
  • Rolls-Royce plc 6.three% decrease
  • Florette UK and Eire 7.7% decrease
  • Virgin Media 9% decrease
  • Oliver Bonas 9.6% decrease
  • Premier Meals Group Restricted 10% decrease
  • The Residence Workplace 10.1% decrease
  • BBC 10.7% decrease
  • Ladbrokes Coral Group plc 15% decrease
  • Npower restricted 19% decrease
  • The Co-Operative Financial institution 30.three% decrease
  • Virgin Cash 32.5% decrease
  • Easyjet 51.7% decrease
  • Section Eight 64.eight% decrease

Employers with low or no gender pay gaps embody the British Museum (zero%) and the armed forces (zero.9%).

Within the armed forces, there are far fewer girls within the decrease ranks than males, significantly in fight roles the place girls haven’t beforehand been capable of apply. There are proportionally extra girls in officer ranks.

There was some criticism of the best way the info was offered, some made the purpose that males are paid greater than girls in sure corporations as a result of they’re in higher-paid positions.

Jeremy Miles AM of Welsh Labour stated that lack of ladies in higher-paid roles is a matter in itself:

Corporations paying girls considerably extra embody mattress retailer Candy Goals – which stated girls have been paid 46.four% extra – and nursery enterprise Yellow Dot, the place girls’s hourly fee is 35.four% extra.

Yellow Dot, which runs 12 nurseries in Hampshire, stated its crew was “predominantly feminine” with nearly all of the male crew employed in “the decrease ability areas of childcare”.

It stated 7% of apprentices final yr have been males, in contrast with zero in 2016, whereas 41% of roles involving serving to at youngsters’s tea time have been stuffed by males – in contrast with 25% in 2016.

The agency stated it was “working exhausting” to encourage males to affix and it was “assured” it may enhance the quantity who keep within the childcare business.

Many monetary corporations function within the listing, together with the Co-op Financial institution – the place imply hourly pay is 30.three% decrease for girls.

Steven Pickering, the financial institution’s chief threat officer, stated it was aiming to attain a “materials enhance” within the variety of girls in senior roles.

Final yr, a report published by the BBC discovered there was a 10.7% gender pay hole in favour of males when the imply common hourly pay charges have been in contrast. Like many corporations, the BBC additionally measured the hole on a median common foundation and located a 9.three% hole in favour of male employees.

Director common Lord Corridor pledged to shut the hole by 2020, saying the company needs to be “an exemplar of what might be achieved in relation to pay, equity, gender and illustration”.

Revealed at Sat, 06 Jan 2018 16:05:03 +0000