Gender pay looks at average earnings for women and men, regardless of their role – unlike equal pay, which is about men and women being paid the same for doing the same work. The reasons for a gender pay gap are complex but can often highlight the culture and opportunities for women to progress and reach higher positions within organisations.
We published our first gender pay gap report in December 2017 using a snapshot date of 5 April 2017. Since then we have been taking positive steps towards reducing our gender pay gap as part of our wider diversity and inclusion strategy. Our mean gender pay gap has reduced from 13.3% at 5 April 2017 to 10.4% at 5 April 2019, down from 10.8% in 2018. We continue to have work to do to address our gender pay gap. Our diversity and inclusion strategy already includes plans to do this, working towards equality for all.