Companies in Nottinghamshire with more than 250 employees have revealed the difference in pay between men and women, following last night’s deadline.
The company with the highest median pay gap between male and female members of staff was The Evolve Trust with a 58.3 per cent disparity. This means that women earn 42p for every £1 that men earn.
At the other end of the scale, Purico Limited pay women 61 per cent more than men.
The average median pay gap for companies based in Nottinghamshire was 12.2 per cent, which compares to a national average of 12 per cent.
The full list of Nottinghamshire-based companies which submitted data, ranked by median pay difference [%]:
The Evolve Trust 58.3
Diverse Academies Trust 47
Pax Christi Catholic Academy Trust 42.8
TRENT COLLEGE LIMITED 39
VAN ELLE LIMITED 38.3
Redhill Academy Trust 37.4
Nottingham Building Society 35.4
The Spencer Academies Trust 35.3
TIMICO TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED 34
KAEFER LIMITED 33
GLENAIR UK LIMITED 31.4
WHITE CAPSTAN LIMITED 29
PENDRAGON MANAGEMENT SERVICES LIMITED 28.3
Nottinghamshire County Council 25.4
Flying High Trust 23.8
NOTTINGHAM COMMUNITY HOUSING ASSOCIATION 2014 LIMITED 23.4
NOTTINGHAM CITY HOMES LIMITED 22.3
The Two Counties Trust 22.1
North Midland Construction PLC 21.8
LOOMIS UK LIMITED 21.4
MULTI PACKAGING SOLUTIONS UK LIMITED 20.7
W & J LINNEY LIMITED 19.7
Djanogly Learning Trust 19.6
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 16.6
METROPOLITAN HOUSING TRUST LIMITED 14.8
Center Parcs (Operating Co.) Ltd. 13.2
CENTER PARCS LIMITED 13.2
Cp Woburn (Operating Co.) Ltd. 13.2
NTT DATA SERVICES UK LIMITED 13
Nottinghamshire Police 11.6
St Barnabas Catholic Academy Trust 11
WASTECYCLE LIMITED 11
Havelock Europa PLC 10.1
SPS AEROSTRUCTURES LIMITED 10.1
FIRST RESPONSE FINANCE LIMITED 9.3
WILLOUGHBY CORPORATE SERVICES LIMITED 8.8
PENDRAGON PREMIER LIMITED 7.6
KENNELPAK LIMITED 6.4
HILLARYS BLINDS LIMITED 6
ALLOY RACING EQUIPMENT LIMITED 5.9
WILKO RETAIL LIMITED 5.7
EAST MIDLANDS CONFERENCE CENTRE LIMITED 5
ICON AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY LTD 4.3
DUKERIES HEALTHCARE LIMITED 4
PENDRAGON MOTOR GROUP LIMITED 2.6
Prolog Ltd. 2.6
Hyperama PLC 2.3
SYNSEAL EXTRUSIONS LIMITED 2
Gedling Borough Council 1.9
PENDRAGON USED CARS LIMITED 1.7
CRYSTAL MARTIN INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 1.2
GALA LEISURE LIMITED 0.8
Ashfield District Council 0
Autism East Midlands 0
BRAMALL QUICKS DEALERSHIPS LIMITED 0
Broxtowe Borough Council 0
CARA RESTAURANTS LIMITED 0
CARDZONE LIMITED 0
EDEN CARE & SUPPORT GROUP LIMITED 0
EDEN SUPPORTED LIVING LIMITED 0
KHS PERSONNEL LIMITED 0
Newark & Sherwood District Council 0
Nottingham Trent Students’ Union 0
Rushcliffe Borough Council -1.3
STRIPESTAR LIMITED -1.3
DERWENT VEHICLES LIMITED -1.5
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust -2.5
Bassetlaw District Council -4.4
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE RENAL SERVICES (UK) LIMITED -5.2
DOOR-STOP INTERNATIONAL LIMITED -7.9
WHITEMEADOW FURNITURE LIMITED -9.4
GAMES WORKSHOP LIMITED -10.7
MACHINE MART LIMITED -13.1
PURICO LIMITED -61
What is the gender pay gap?
The gender pay gap is the difference between the average hourly earnings of men and women.
In 2017 it became government policy that all UK companies employing 250 people or more must submit the details of their gender pay gap by 4 April 2018.
Public bodies were given an earlier reporting deadline of 30 March 2018. Regardless of industry, all gender pay gap information was sent to the Government Equalities Office (GEO) for processing.
What gender pay gap data has been released and where can I see it?
Organisations were required to release both the mean and median difference in hourly rate, as well as the proportion of women in each pay quartile.
They also had to divulge the percentage of women and men who received bonus pay, and state which gender’s bonus pay was higher.
This information is available to view online for anyone who wishes to access it, via a government website. [https://gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk/]
In line with the guidelines, more than 9,000 employers were obliged to disclose their gender pay gap.
What are the penalties?
Companies which failed to publish their findings by the deadline will be approached informally by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Employers who do not comply could ultimately face fines and convictions.
There are currently no plans to penalise businesses with a wide gender pay gap. Instead, the government intend to publish industry-specific league tables, highlighting the employers failing to even out differences in salary between men and women.
How reliable is the information?
The accuracy of these statistics relies on the honesty and vigilance of the reporting organisations. Businesses and public bodies have submitted their own findings, and the data does not appear to have been corroborated.
While the information gathered exposes a company’s overall gender pay gap, it does not necessarily mean that women are being paid less than men in the same roles.
How do the numbers compare?
According to Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures, the gender pay gap fell to 9.1 per cent in the UK last year. The year before, the number sat at 9.4 per cent.
Comparatively, in 1997, men earned 17.4 per cent more than women on average.