Umbrella Contracts Limited - Gender Pay Gap Reporting

We are an employer required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

What is the gender pay gap?

After coming into effect in April 2017, the government requires all employers of 250 or more employees to publish their gender pay gap both through a governmental service as well as on their own website. This is not the same as equal pay, though they are linked.

  • Equal Pay is a statutory right for men and women to be paid the same for doing the same job and workloads. Umbrella Contracts Limited operates on a pay comparator model which means all roles are required to be paid the same as a colleague doing the same role regardless of employment status or gender.
  • Gender Pay Gap is a measure of the average earnings between all men and women employed by the company. Because of this a gender pay gap is affected by the number of men and women in the company and the different pay brackets for each role.

What is the company’s reporting Requirements?

This involves carrying out calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our organisation; it will not involve publishing individual employee’s data. All these calculations are based on a snapshot taken from the payroll software on the 5th April each reporting year. These are:

  • Gender Pay Gap for both the mean and median hourly rate of pay between all men and women within the organisation.
  • Quartile Pay Bands are where all employees are split into 4 pay bands of equal size based on their hourly rate of pay. These are Lower, lower middle, upper middle and upper. The proportions of men and women in these for bands are then calculated and reported.
  • Gender Bonus Gap calculates the mean and median gap between men and women in the organisation relating to bonuses issued. Umbrella Contracts Limited does not operate a bonus scheme.
  • Bonus Payments how many men and women receive bonuses. Umbrella Contracts Limited does not operate a bonus scheme.

What is the Mean and Median?

  • Mean is where the total earnings for all of one gender are combined and then divided by the total number of participants to give an average hourly wage for the group. This is done for both all the male employees and female employees and these two averages are then compared.
  • Median is where all the employees of one gender are listed from lowest to highest hourly rate. The middle value is then taken to give the median hourly wage. As with the Mean this is done for both all the male and female employees and these two middle values are then compared.

Our current Gender Pay Gap Written Statements

Below are all the Gender pay gap statements which we have reported.

Helen Little (Financial Director), approved September 2022