Organisations with 250 or more employees are required to publish information which shows the difference in pay between male and female employees. These calculations are prescribed by the Government and use various measures to show the difference in the average pay between men and women.
Gender Pay Gap reporting compares the average hourly pay of male and female employees across an organisation. It does not compare what men and women are paid to do the same, or a similar job and does not measure equal pay. For example, where an organisation has a greater proportion of men in senior management positions, this will create a gap between the average rates of pay for male and female staff.
As at 31 March 2017, the Lake District National Park Authority, had 221 employees (including casual workers and agency workers). Although we are below the employee threshold as defined in the legislation, as this is a very important topic, we have chosen to prepare a gender pay gap report.