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British Airways announces gender pay gap figures

British Airways announces gender pay gap figures

British Airways announces gender pay gap figures

So far 78% of employers who have submitted their data have a gender pay gap, compared to 8% who have none and 14% who have one in favour of women.

Government regulations introduced earlier this year require employers with 250 or more employees (including those who are self-employed), to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees.

Rachel Lord, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for the world's biggest asset manager, BlackRock, called the government's gender pay gap drive "one of the most important things I've seen around equality in the last 30 years".

Companies that miss the deadline could face legal action including court orders and fines, but only after being given more than a month's grace period.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), whose job it is to impose sanctions on non-complying firms, said it will write to employers that have not submitted their figures on April 9, giving them 28 days to do so "before an investigation takes place and an unlawful act notice is issued".

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Women at Sports Direct earn 6.3% less than men, but the gender pay gap is significantly worse when it comes to bonus payments.

It says the disparity is because of the number of United Kingdom pilots it employs - 546 are male and only eight are female.

Gender pay gap refers to the difference between men´s and women´s average earnings across the organisation, expressed as a percentage of men´s earnings.

The Chapter of York's mean pay gap is 1.25 percent - 16.75 percent lower than the national average which is now 18 percent.

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