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Pay gap report

Posted14.03.24

Pay gap report 22-23

Each year we analyse our salary data to calculate the pay gap in relation to gender, ethnicity and disability.  Whilst we are not obliged to do this, or publish the data, we believe that it is important to be transparent.

Pay gaps are different from equal pay, which is the legal requirement to pay colleagues doing the same role the same amount of money. Pay gaps compare the median average pay for one group of people (e.g. colleagues with a disability, learning difference or long-term health condition), with the average pay for another e.g. non-disabled colleagues.

Comparison of data between 21-22 and 22-23:

Pay gap Median 2021-22 Median 2022-23 Mean 2021-2022 Mean 2022-2023
Gender -4.2% -4.2% -6% 0.3%
Ethnicity 23.3% 19.3% 27.8% 19.4%
Disability and Neurodiversity -17.8% -6.6% -0.9% 1.6%

Gender:

We have an unusual gender pay gap which is -4.2% in favour of female colleagues. This means that the women’s median hourly pay rate is 4.2% higher than men’s median pay rate. This remains unchanged from last year’s pay gap but it is positive that the pay gap is very small and hasn’t increased.

Ethnicity:

We are very pleased that our ethnicity pay gap has reduced by 4% points compared to last year. We have a median ethnicity pay gap of 19.3% (reduced from 23.3% last year). Our Race Action Plan and inclusive recruitment actions will help us to continue progressing further in this area, as will our commitment to continuing to listen and take action.

Disability and Neurodiversity:

We have an unusual median disability pay gap of -6.6%, which means that disabled and neurodivergent colleagues median hourly pay rate is 6.6% higher than non-disabled colleagues. This is lower than the ONS’s figure of 13.8% median disability pay gap from 2021 that is in favour of non-disabled employees. We believe that under reporting is still impacting our figures.  Whilst our data sharing initiatives  has us more accurately reflecting the barriers disabled and neurodivergent people face, we still have some way to go.

You can read the full report here.

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