Surrey Choices are an employer required by law to carry out Gender Pay Gap Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. The challenge across Great Britain is to eliminate any gender pay inequality: as an equal opportunities employer, Surrey Choices fully supports this initiative.
To meet reporting requirements, by 4 April 2019 we are publishing the results on our own website, and externally as required under the regulation. We will continue to carry out these calculations and publish the results annually.
Surrey Choices Gender Pay Gap Reporting results indicate a slight negative difference in pay between our male and female colleagues (i.e. women are paid more than men). This results primarily from the high ratio of women (over 75%) to men in our workforce – leading to a naturally higher proportion of women in more senior and managerial roles – so their average pay is higher. Importantly, men and women doing the same jobs are paid within identical pay structures.
The results for Surrey Choices April 2019 Gender Pay Gap Data, are as follows:
Quartile pay bands
|Upper: 75–100% of full-pay relevant||75.00%||25.00%|
|Upper middle: 50–75% of full-pay relevant employees||80.00%||20.00%|
|Lower middle: 25–50% of full-pay relevant employees||70.00%||30.00%|
|Lower: 0–25% of full-pay relevant employees||79.00%||21.00%|
Median and Mean Hourly Rates
Mean gender pay gap: -1.5%
Median gender pay gap: -1.8%
Surrey Choices made no bonus payments within the relevant period.
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