No gender pay gap at City Council

Published: Thursday, 29th March 2018

In line with new legislation Oxford City Council has published the gender pay gap data for the year ending 31 March 2017.  It shows that, for basic pay, which is based on hourly rates, there is no gender pay gap at the City Council.

Chief Executive Gordon Mitchell said: "Recently we have seen some high-profile organisations fail when it comes to differences in their rates of pay for men and women. But this is not the case at the City Council. Our employees can be sure that we regard them all in high regard and that our basic rates of pay will always reflect that."    

The figures do show a gap if bonus pay is included;  the mean gender bonus pay gap is -6.3 per cent (in favour of women) and the median gender bonus pay gap is 19.5 per cent (in favour of men). The bonus gap in favour of men reflects the make-up of the Council's workforce however. When taking this into account the picture is more positive with no median gender bonus gap and a mean bonus pay gap in favour of women. 

To view the data in full  visit: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/info/20047/finances