BHA publishes gender pay gap figures

21 Mar 2018 BHA Features Financial/Political

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced its gender pay gap figures which show an average gender pay gap of 16% (mean) and 15% (median).

The report, which can be found here, also lists the bonus pay gap, the proportion of employees receiving a bonus and the number of female and male staff falling into each pay quartile.

The bonus pay gap which is 66% (mean) and 31% (median) is primarily a result of a performance related incentive plan at Executive level, where the gender split when the survey was completed was 70% male to 30% female.

Alongside the report a three point action plan has also been published, which includes unconscious bias training for senior leaders within the BHA, an audit of recruitment process and an increased training and development budget for staff.

Nick Rust, Chief Executive of the BHA, said:

“I am determined to uphold the BHA’s commitment to being open and transparent and achieving a diverse, balanced and inclusive workforce where all people can fulfil their potential and have equal opportunities to build their career.

“The BHA’s values include being progressive and accountable, so we want to see a better balance between men and women in senior roles and we are now focused on rolling out our action plan to achieve this.”

Notes to editors:

1. The BHA’s gender pay gap report can be found here.

2. The gender pay gap is the percentage difference in the average hourly earnings of the women and men in a company. It is not the same as equal pay, which deals with the pay differences between men and women who carry out the same job. All women and men in like-for-like roles at the BHA are paid equally.