The chair of the Commons business select committee has accused top City law firm Slaughter & May of masking the true extent of its gender pay gap with “bogus” data. Rachel Reeves said the law firm’s decision not to voluntarily publish the data of its partners – who are the most well paid and senior members of the firm – meant that its reported pay gap was “meaningless”. This year, for the first time, all companies and public bodies with more than 250 employees were legally obliged to publish the gap between the average amount paid to a man in their business compared with the average for a woman. In evidence to the select committee on Tuesday, Louise Meikle, director of human resources at Slaughter & May, said the firm had not published partners’ pay as it was not part of the statutory duty and it was unclear how it should be calculated to ensure fair comparison with similar firms. She said: “We’re not trying to hide … [Read more...] about Labour MP blasts law firm’s ‘meaningless’ gender pay gap report
Gender pay gap reporting
On April 4, 2018, companies had to submit a report on just how big the difference in pay is between men and women. And it means there has never been a better time for workers to ask for a pay rise. What was the Gender Pay Gap Report? UK companies with 250 or more employees had until midnight on April 4, 2018 to publish their gender pay gap data. Of those that published data, 78 per cent pay men more than women, 13 per cent pay women more and 8 per cent said they had no gender pay gap. If you’re working at a company with a significant difference in pay between men and women, now could be the best time to take confidence to ask for what you deserve. Is now a good time to ask for a pay increase? Totaljobs expert, Lynn Cahillane, said: “Workers in larger organisations have never been in a stronger position to tackle gender pay inconsistencies at work. "They can approach these conversations safe in the knowledge that these regulations are in place to ensure workplace … [Read more...] about How to ask your boss for a pay rise and how to find out what the gender pay gap is at your company
PUBLISHED: 15:39 08 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:39 08 April 2018 David Ford, Salhouse The deadline for gender pay gap reporting has now passed Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire There seems to be much written about male and female pay gender, nearly always saying men are paid more than women for the same job. There are instances where this is patently not correct. I would like to give an example. My wife (of nearly 60 years) and I have discussed what I would pay for her the usual division of labour, ie housework, etc, which she does 90pc of the work and I do 10pc. I have reluctantly accepted that five pounds per hour is about right giving her £250 per week for 50 hours’ work. She has accepted that she will pay me five bob (25p) per hour for the approximate 10 hours per week and that is being extremely generous but this does include my time when I am giving her advice how she should do her work (sometimes not very welcome). I hope this letter will give balance … [Read more...] about Let’s take a different look at the gender pay gap debate
We’ve now got the the full picture of the gender pay gap in Merseyside – so how have our companies performed? The deadline has now passed for companies to declare their gender pay gap in 2017/18. So the ECHO’s sister Trinity Mirror Data Unit has crunched the numbers to find out what the gaps look like at Merseyside firms. The research showed the organisation with the biggest gender pay gap was Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust in Wirral. The trust includes St Bernard’s RC Primary, Our Lady of Pity Primary School, St.John Plessington Catholic College and St Mary’s Catholic College The data unit figures showed that women were paid 62% less than men, when comparing median hourly pay rates. The ECHO attempted to contact the trust via St John Plessington and the Diocese of Shrewsbury. Second highest was The Office for Nuclear Regulation, where the difference was 55%. The ONR employs some 600 people, including 450 at its Bootle headquarters. It … [Read more...] about The gender pay gap: How did our biggest companies perform?
Women working at Adur District Council are paid more per hour on average than men, a gender pay gap report has revealed. The trend-bucking figures, which the council is required to publish, show mean hourly pay for women is 3.5 per cent higher than men, while the median rate is just over 50 per cent more. The findings are not because men are paid less for equivalent work, however.A council spokesman said: “Adur District Council is committed to the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment for all employees. We have a clear policy of paying employees equally for the same or equivalent work and evaluate all job roles using a national code to ensure a fair structure. “We are therefore confident that our gender pay gap does not stem from paying men and women differently for the same or equivalent work. Rather its gender pay gap is the result of the roles in which men and women work within the organisation and the salaries that these roles attract.”The majority … [Read more...] about Adur District Council bucking gender pay gap trend