Gender pay gap statement 2023


Financial and Procurement Advice and Implications

This report provides a retrospective update on the gender pay gap, as such the costs of staff pay have already been factored into the Council’s budget position for 2022/23 and the Council’s financial outturn position for 2022/23. There are no identifiable financial implications to note at this point. As the Council continues to close the gap identified, the financial implications of any proposal to do so will be reviewed.

There are no direct procurement implications arising from the details contained in this report.

Legal Advice and Implications 

The report complies with the legislative requirements.  Failure to provide this information could result in the Council being subject to court orders and fines.

Human Resources Advice and Implications

An appropriately rewarded workforce motivates employees and meets standards of fairness and equality required by employment legislation.

Implications for Children and Young People and Vulnerable Adults

There are no implications for children and young people or vulnerable adults

Equalities and Human Rights Advice and Implications

In making any decision the Committee is required to have due regard to its equalities duties and in particular with respect to the Equality Act 2010, section 149, part 11 of the public sector duty: 

a)    eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and eliminate any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act,
b)    advance equality of opportunity between persons who are a protected characteristics and persons who do not share it and to
c)    foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.

The recommendation before the Committee will not have any adverse impact on anyone with one or more protected characteristics, namely age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Monitoring of the gender pay gap enables the Council to identify any issues in relation to fair pay in the organisation and to put in place actions to mitigate.

Implications for CO2 Emissions and Climate Change

There is no impact on emissions.

Implications for Partners

There are no implications for partners.

Risks and Mitigation 

There is a risk that the authority would face legal action if it failed to comply with legislative requirements to publish information on the Gender Pay Gap.