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Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap is a defined term in the Regulations and means the difference between the average hourly earnings of men and those of women.  This is not the same as equal pay, which is concerned with men and women earning equal pay for the same jobs, similar jobs or work of equal value. It is unlawful to pay people unequally because of gender. Instead the gender pay gap highlights any imbalance of average pay across an organisation. For example, if an organisation’s workforce is predominantly female yet the majority of senior positions are held by men, the average female salary would be lower than the average male salary.

The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 (the Regulations) require public sector organisations with over 250 employees to report on and publish their gender pay gap on a yearly basis.  This is based on a snapshot from 31 March of each year, and each organisation is duty bound to publish information on their website. The snapshot date for this report is 31 March 2020.

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