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Our 2021 Gender Pay Gap report is now available

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Companies employing 250 people or more are required to publish a Gender Pay Gap report each year. The report must contain certain statistics that seek to measure the gender pay gap. These statistics must also be provided to the Government.  

Led by our culture and SPIRIT values, we go above the requirements and report on gender pay across the whole organisation, regardless of size, as well as fulfil our legal obligations.

Our latest Gender Pay Gap report, as at 5 April 2021 is now available. Our report outlines gender pay across the organisation, as well as the breakdown for our companies which must legally publish their data.

What is the gender pay gap? 

The gender pay gap is a measure of the difference between the average pay of men and women across the same organisation. It is not the same as equal pay, which relates to men and women being paid equally for equal work or work of equal value. This has been a legal requirement for many years and a matter of principle that we are committed to. 

What the report shows 

  • Our headline mean gender pay gap at 15.1% and median gender pay gap at 10.4% have increased slightly since our last report, showing that the ongoing pandemic continues to impact the gender pay gap calculations. 
  • Given the size and scope of our organisation, there are some differences between companies. 
  • These figures have moved away from zero compared to previous years. 
  • The figures as at April 2021 remain very much impacted by the national lockdowns that began in March 2020 and led to many of our colleagues being placed on paid furlough leave. 
  • Because most of the colleagues on furlough leave have been excluded from these calculations, we are unable to compare these results to previous years in a meaningful way. 
  • Despite this, we know that there is still more work to do. That’s why we’ve enhanced our Gender Action Plan with extended scope and the introduction of a Diversity and Inclusion Plan to further drive our gender pay gap values towards zero. 

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