The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 came into force on 6th April 2017. These regulations require employers with 250 or more employees to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees. The requirement applies to Bethphage.
The figures must be calculated using a specific reference date each year, called the ‘snapshot date’. The snapshot date is 5 April for businesses and charities and the data must be published within a year of the snapshot date. Bethphage published its first gender pay gap report on 4th April 2018 and its third report on 15th March 2020.
The regulations require employers to calculate specified information and publish the information on the employer’s website and on a designated government website at www.gov.uk/genderpaygap
The gender pay gap differs from equal pay.
Equal Pay – Bethphage pays the same rates to men and women who carry out the same jobs in accordance with the law.
The gender pay gap shows the differences in average pay for men and women. A number of factors influence this including seniority and the number of hours worked.
The Gender Pay Results for 5 April 2019
Based upon the snapshot date, Bethphage does have a gender pay gap. Our male colleagues were paid more than our female colleagues based on the mean average, but less than our female colleagues based on the median average.
Bethphage’s approach to bonus payments is that all contracted employees receive the same amount for long service and recruitment incentive bonuses regardless of hours worked or position held.
In the relevant period (6 April 2018 – 5 April 2019) Bethphage did not pay any performance related bonuses, all bonuses within the year were for 5, 10 or 15 years long service or referring new employees. The average bonus paid to male employees is larger than the average bonus paid for female employees. The reason for this is that Bethphage pays a new staff referral bonus and 1 male employee referred 2 new staff in the year so his bonuses were higher.
During the reporting period proportionately more females received a bonus (11.36%) than males (10.71%).
Bethphage employs significantly more female colleagues than male staff, which is typical of the social care sector. Of 297 relevant full pay staff on the snapshot date, 214 were female (72.05%) and 83 male (27.95%). We are proud to have had consistent representation in similar proportions at all levels of the organisation, including senior management.
The proportion of Males and Females in each quartile pay band
Copies of the Gender Pay Gap Summary and the Certified Bethphage Reports can be downloaded using the links below:
The results may also be viewed by searching for Bethphage by name or company number 2971171 on the Government’s gender pay gap reporting website or by following this link.