Following new legislation, UK companies with over 250 employees have to report on their gender pay gap for the first time. We welcome this change and see it as a step forward to ensure greater transparency about gender pay differences to deliver greater equality.

Led by our culture and principles we have decided to go above and beyond the new legislation and report on gender pay across the whole Group, regardless of size, as well as fulfil our statutory requirements.

The report outlines gender pay across the whole Group, as well as breakdown for the companies who must legally publish their data. 

What is the gender pay gap?

The gender pay gap is a measure of the difference between the average earnings of men and women across the same organisation. It is not the same as equal pay, which relates to men and women being paid equally for equal work. This has been a legal requirement in the UK for many years and a matter of principle that Places for People is committed to.

What the report shows

  • Our mean gender pay gap at 6.3% and median gender pay gap at -5.5% demonstrate that our gender pay is broadly neutral across the Group.
  • Both results are below the current national averages of 17.4% (mean) and 18.4% (median)* and below that of organisations with a similar financial turnover and size of workforce**.
  • While the results show that overall pay is neutral by design, there is more to do and the report highlights the commitment the Group is making to ensure the gender pay gap is further reduced and that representation in senior roles is more diverse.
  • There are some variations between our companies, and we will be working as a Group to address these areas.

We aspire to achieve a representative balance of men and women working across all levels and functions. The report includes a number of actions we will be taking to ensure Places for People continues to be an inclusive, diverse and attractive place to work.   


*Office for National Statistics Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2017 All employees.

** Xpert HR Gender Pay Gap reporting service benchmarks.

Gender pay gap report 2018

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