Bolton NHS Foundation Trust reports 29.4% mean gender pay gap

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust reports 29.4% mean gender pay gap

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust has reported a mean gender pay gap of 29.4% for average hourly pay as at April 2020.

The organisation, which currently has over 5,000 employees, reported its gender pay gap data in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations.

The reporting regulations require organisations with 250 or more employees to publish the differences in mean and median hourly rates of pay for male and female full-time employees, the gap in men and women’s mean and median bonus pay, the proportions of male and female employees awarded bonus pay, and the proportions of male and female full-time employees in the lower, lower-middle, upper-middle and upper quartile pay bands.

Due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, gender pay gap reporting regulations have been suspended for the 2020/2021 reporting period, however, some organisations have chosen to do so voluntarily.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust’s median gender pay gap is 12.9%, as at April 2020. On average, women earn 87p compared to every ÂŁ1 their male counterparts earn.

Its median gender pay gap for bonuses paid during the reporting period is 11.1% compared to the 10.5% pay gap in 2019. The mean gender pay gap for bonus payments is 27.8%, a significant decrease from 29.2% in the year before.

Over the reporting period, 1% of female employees and 9% of male employees received bonus payments. Just under eight in ten (78%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust are female, compared to 87.8% in the second quartile, 90.5% in the third quartile and 88.8% in the lowest pay quartile.

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A spokesperson at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust said: “We are committed to providing first-class responsive services ensuring all patients, carers, volunteers, and employees receive fair and equal treatment throughout their care and employment and are treated with respect and dignity regardless of differences.

“We will deliver high quality, patient-centred accessible services and as an employer provide a positive,  inclusive and fair workplace culture free from discrimination. Our staff will ensure they are consciously inclusive in their day to day practice and interactions with our diverse patients and teams removing inequality in the provision of both health services and employment practices.”