The gender pay gap in the largest charities has decreased by seven per cent this year, new figures have revealed.
The overall gender pay gap across the whole of the sector is still skewed 7.9 per cent towards men, however, suggesting there is still work to do.
The findings form part of a study of more than 10,000 organisations that have reported their gender pay gap statistics on a public Government platform.
Since 5 April 2017, employers from both private and voluntary sectors with 250 or more employees have been required to publish statutory calculations once every 12 months showing how large the pay gap is between male and female employees.
According to the most recently published data among voluntary organisations, both the mean hourly pay gap and the median hourly pay gap is 7.9 per cent and 6.8 per cent in favour of men.
Despite falling relatively little from last year’s figures, when the mean pay gap for charities was eight per cent, the sector still stands well compared to the private sector.
For example, across all organisations, both public and private, the mean pay gap has decreased nominally from 14.5 per cent to 14.2 per cent.
Likewise, much work has been achieved in the 50 largest charities. According to the analysis of the Finance 100 Index – which ranks the top 100 charities – the mean gender pay gap of the 50 largest charities has decreased from 18 per cent to 11 per cent in just 12 months.
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