According to the Office of National Statistics, the UK’s mean gender pay gap in 2020 is 15.5%, while the median figure is 15.9%. The causes of a gender pay gap can be complex and there are often a number of factors that influence this such as working hours and the number of men and women in different roles across a business.
This is why the UK government has introduced the requirement for all employers to publish their gender pay gap to identify difference in pay between male and female employees to monitor the gender pay gap. This ensures employers can understand it’s causes, so that the relvant actions can be taken to reduce it.
As part of the Gender Pay Gap reporting process, employers have been asked to split their workforce into four groups based on pay, and to show the proportion of male and female employees in each quartile.
Having reviewed our results in detail we have identified that the majority of our gap is the result of have a considerably larger volume of female employees working in our lower and lower middle quartiles.