Isle Of Wight Council's Gender Pay Gap Revealed

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"Most importantly, because equality for women is a right, and our whole society is the poorer as long as it remains unrealised". "The more successful businesses are already embracing these changes and showing the results directly on their bottom line". In 2017, the company launched a female mentoring scheme.

Many well-known names have reported large gender gaps, with Ryanair a notable example. Now I think there will be policies and programme put in place [within businesses].

New research shows that 23 million* people would consider ditching their bank if it has a high gender pay gap.

So how did our region do? Across pay bands, the top quartile is 74%-26% in favour of men.

But there were exceptions.

Today is the first gender pay gap reporting deadline.

Women working at the Isle of Wight Council are paid less on average than men, according to figures published by the local authority today (Wednesday).


The company's gender pay report said: "We are satisfied that our gender pay gap is not a problem of unequal pay but one of under-representation of women in senior level roles".

It "encourages women to speak to their colleagues and bosses about the need to tackle gender pay gaps", says The Independent, and "advises that they join a trade union and set up a women's network at work".

Companies who do not provide their figures could face legal action including court orders and fines. Electronic Arts reports a pay gap of 13.7%, similar to Namco UK's 14.5%.

At Admiral, Wales's only FTSE 100 company, the gap is 5.1%. At Unilever, women's median hourly rate is 1.3% higher than men's.

Data reported by Oxford show that almost 63% of the university's top paid employees are men, while women make up 65% of the lowest pay band.

Universal reported a median pay gap of 16.7% and a mean pay gap of 29.8% while an equal 74% of men and women received bonuses.

She points to deeper cultural issues, such as underrepresentation of women in industries that are better paid, and a higher valuation of full-time workers, as some of the factors that companies should look into. It said it would "work hard to redress any imbalances".

"But for all the welcome progress in the decades since, major injustices still hold too many women back".

Taken as a median %, this figure falls to 31%.

In its gender pay gap report, parent company Consort Medical said it would continue to focus on ensuring there were equal opportunities for women with "no glass ceiling".

When it comes to bonuses, female executives are paid 88% less on average than their male counterparts.

As far as we can establish, the company with the largest pay gap in Wales is CH4 Gas Utility and Maintenance Services in Cardiff at 40.7% followed by Bridgend College at 36.8%.

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