Independent Television News reports mean gender pay gap of 9.7%

Independent Television News reports mean gender pay gap of 9.7%

Independent Television News (ITN) has reported a mean gender pay gap of 9.7% for average hourly pay as at April 2019.

The organisation, which currently has over 1,200 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 2019/2020 reporting period, however, some organisations have chosen to do so voluntarily.

ITN’s median gender pay gap is 13.6%, as at April 2019. On average, women earn 86p compared to every £1 their male counterparts earn.

Its median gender pay gap for bonuses paid during the reporting period is 58%; which is an increase on the 33.3% gap in the year before. The mean gender pay gap for bonus payments is 37.5%, compared to 46.6% the year before.

Over the reporting period, 26.3% of female employees and 22.1% of male employees received bonus payments.

Under half (43%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at ITN are female, compared to 33% in the second quartile, 52% in the third quartile and 54% in the lowest pay quartile.

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Anna Mallett, chief executive at ITN, said: Diversity is a priority at ITN, and we have spent many months analysing the data from our 2019 staff census in order to create goals, pledges and strategies that will bring about lasting, structural change in our organisation. 

“Getting this right is central to our creative and commercial success, and this strategy will help us create a vibrant, inclusive, collaborative culture enabling us to benefit from a rich diversity of thought, ideas and innovation.