CORP 3c: The gender pay gap
Summary definition

This indicator provides a picture of the gap in pay between men and women employed by councils.

Why do we measure this?

Employers are required (under Section 7 of The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012) to publish a single gender pay gap figure, which is the percentage difference between men’s and women’s hourly pay, excluding overtime. The delivery of quality services is dependent on a trained and motivated workforce and it is, therefore essential that councils’ employment policy reflects their commitment to equal opportunities. The indicator provides a picture of the current gender pay gap between male and female employees. This will help councils to identify areas of potentially unfair or discriminatory practices as well as providing a baseline for measuring improvement over time.

The indicator does not deal with equalities relating to ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation.

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