Hampshire News | Council Report Shows Gender Pay Gap | Andover & VillagesBasingstoke and Deane Borough Council has published information on the difference in average pay between male and female employees, showing a gender pay gap of -2.16% in favour of women.

New government regulations require every organisation employing 250 or more people to publish information each year to show the difference in average pay between male and female employees.

The information included in the council’s report is based on the salary data from a ‘snapshot’ date of 31 March 2017. This data shows that the gap between average pay for males and females at the council is -2.16% which demonstrates that on average women are paid more than men. This is compared nationally to figures that show on average men are paid more than women with a gap of 17.4%.

At the council 48% of workers are female and 52% are male. On average female employees at the council earn £0.35 more per hour than male employees.

The borough-wide gender pay gap which was released in December last year reported a pay gap of 25.2% in favour of men.

Chief Executive of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Mel Barrett said: “We strive to be an inclusive and fair employer and the analysis of our gender pay gap information is part of achieving this.

“Reporting on the gender pay gap is a valuable tool for assessing levels of equality in the workplace. The council is in a good position. The analysis demonstrates that the council performs much better than many organisations and this reflects the council’s aspiration to be a fair and inclusive employer, making best use of its talent regardless of gender.”

For more information and to view the report please visit https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/rte.aspx?id=220

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