Gender Pay Gap legislation (developed by the Government Equalities Office) introduced in April 2017, requires all employers of 250 or more employees to publish their gender pay gap for workers in scope as of 31 March 2021. Enforcement for the reporting year 2020 was suspended in March 2020.

The gender pay gap is an equality measure that shows the difference in average hourly earnings between women and men.

The gender pay gap should not be confused with equal pay as they are not the same. Equal pay is when women and men are paid the same for like work.

Mean Pay Gap – the mean pay gap is the difference between average hourly earnings of women and men colleagues.

Median Pay Gap – the median represents the middle point of a population. If all male and female employees at the college were lined up separately, the median pay gap is the difference between the hourly pay rate for the middle female compared to that of the middle male.

Read the college’s Gender Pay Gap report 2021  here