Revealed: The companies in Sheffield with the biggest gender pay gaps

Gender pay gap
Gender pay gap
0
Have your say

Companies in Sheffield with more than 250 employees have revealed the difference in pay between men and women, following last night’s deadline.

The company with the highest median pay gap between male and female members of staff was Mercia Learning Trust with a 59.6 per cent disparity. This means that women earn 40p for every £1 that men earn.

At the other end of the scale, Intracave Limited pay women 18 per cent more than men.

The average median pay gap for companies based in Sheffield was 10.6 per cent, which compares to a national average of 12 per cent.

The full list of Sheffield-based companies which submitted data, ranked by median pay difference:

Mercia Learning Trust

59.6

LINBROOKE SERVICES LIMITED

39.8

THE SHEFFIELD UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB LIMITED

38.3

SUMO DIGITAL LTD.

34.5

SWANN-MORTON LIMITED

33.3

Benchmark Holdings PLC

32.1

Aston Community Education Trust

32

Tapton School Academy Trust

32

Insight Direct (UK) Ltd

29

J G PEARS (HOLDINGS) LIMITED

28.1

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY FOOTBALL CLUB LIMITED

23

OUTOKUMPU STAINLESS LIMITED

22.7

South Yorkshire Police

21.7

SHERWIN-WILLIAMS DIVERSIFIED BRANDS LIMITED

21.6

WALES HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY TRUST

21.1

Sheffield Hallam University

16.2

Irwin Mitchell LLP

15.9

FIRTH RIXSON FORGINGS LIMITED

15.7

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

15

LINREAD LIMITED

14.8

The Sheffield College

14.7

BANNER GROUP LIMITED

14.5

HOWMET LIMITED

12.9

LEARNERS' TRUST

12

FIRTH RIXSON METALS LIMITED

11.5

AVDEL UK LIMITED

11.1

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

11.1

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Nhs Foundation Trust

10.2

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

9.3

THE A & S LEISURE GROUP LIMITED

9

Sheffield City Council HQ

8.4

CPL DISTRIBUTION LIMITED

8.3

SUPPLY DESK LIMITED

8.2

SOUTH YORKSHIRE HOUSING ASSOCIATION LIMITED

8.1

B. BRAUN MEDICAL LIMITED

7.6

HTC WOLFFKRAN LIMITED

7.2

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

7.1

South Yorkshire Fire& Rescue

7

Symmetry Medical Sheffield Ltd.

6

B. BRAUN AVITUM UK LIMITED

5.2

GRIPPLE LIMITED

5.1

SHEFFIELD FORGEMASTERS ENGINEERING LIMITED

4.4

EPI GENESYS LIMITED

3.2

JELD-WEN UK LIMITED

3

LEARNDIRECT LIMITED

2.3

FIRST SOUTH YORKSHIRE LIMITED

2.1

RED CONTRACTORS LIMITED

2

GLEESON DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED

0.7

GO OUTDOORS LIMITED

0.7

LEARNDIRECT APPRENTICESHIPS LIMITED

0.4

AUTISM PLUS LIMITED

0

FORDE RECRUITMENT LIMITED

0

MASSARELLA GELATERIE LIMITED

0

MASSARELLA RESTAURANTS LIMITED

0

OH ASSIST LIMITED

0

SHEFFCARE LIMITED

0

SHEFFIELD INTERNATIONAL VENUES LIMITED

0

UNICUS SHEFFIELD LIMITED

0

EXCEL PARKING SERVICES LIMITED

-0.7

ANCON LIMITED

-0.9

ARK HOME HEALTHCARE LIMITED

-0.9

LINEAR RECRUITMENT LIMITED

-1

Sig Trading Limited

-2.5

TWINKL LTD

-3

VOW EUROPE LIMITED

-3.1

Plusnet PLC

-3.8

University of Sheffield Union of Students

-4

ARNOLD LAVER & COMPANY LIMITED

-4.6

ARCONIC MANUFACTURING (GB) LIMITED

-7.2

7 Hills Leisure Trust

-15.7

INTRACAVE LIMITED

-18

What is the gender pay gap?

The gender pay gap is the difference between the average hourly earnings of men and women.

In 2017 it became government policy that all UK companies employing 250 people or more must submit the details of their gender pay gap by 4 April 2018.

Public bodies were given an earlier reporting deadline of 30 March 2018. Regardless of industry, all gender pay gap information was sent to the Government Equalities Office (GEO) for processing.

What gender pay gap data has been released and where can I see it?

Organisations were required to release both the mean and median difference in hourly rate, as well as the proportion of women in each pay quartile.

They also had to divulge the percentage of women and men who received bonus pay, and state which gender’s bonus pay was higher.

This information is available to view online for anyone who wishes to access it, via a government website. [https://gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk/]

In line with the guidelines, more than 9,000 employers were obliged to disclose their gender pay gap.

What are the penalties?

Companies which failed to publish their findings by the deadline will be approached informally by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Employers who do not comply could ultimately face fines and convictions.

There are currently no plans to penalise businesses with a wide gender pay gap. Instead, the government intend to publish industry-specific league tables, highlighting the employers failing to even out differences in salary between men and women.

How reliable is the information?

The accuracy of these statistics relies on the honesty and vigilance of the reporting organisations. Businesses and public bodies have submitted their own findings, and the data does not appear to have been corroborated.

While the information gathered exposes a company’s overall gender pay gap, it does not necessarily mean that women are being paid less than men in the same roles.

How do the numbers compare?

According to Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures, the gender pay gap fell to 9.1 per cent in the UK last year. The year before, the number sat at 9.4 per cent.

Comparatively, in 1997, men earned 17.4 per cent more than women on average.