BHA publishes latest gender pay figures

21 Jan 2020 BHA Features Financial/Political

The BHA has today published its gender pay figures for 2019, which show a mean gender pay gap of 17% and a median gap of 9%.

The gender pay gap measures the difference in average hourly earnings of the men and women in an organisation, with the 2019 data calculated on the snapshot date of 5th April. The gender pay gap is not the same as unequal pay for people doing the same roles, which is unlawful.

Also included in the report is the bonus gender pay gap, the percentage of employees receiving a bonus, and a breakdown of female and male staff in each pay quartile.

The bonus pay gap of 27% – down from 42% in 2018 – is a result of a performance-related bonus scheme at executive-level, which was removed since the publication of the 2019 figures. The overall gender split at the BHA is 65% male to 35% female.

The report includes an updated action plan, which focuses on recruitment, retention and talent development. The plan measures progress on last year’s commitments and outlines additional actions to be implemented in 2020 and beyond.

Nick Rust, Chief Executive of the BHA, said:

“The BHA is committed to ensuring that equality of opportunity underpins everything that we do. We welcome the improvement in our 2019 gender pay figures, but recognise that there’s still more to be done to reduce our gender pay gap.

 “Our updated action plan outlines how we plan to address this, with a concerted effort to improve our recruitment, retention and talent development – giving everyone at the BHA the chance to fulfil their potential.”

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.