Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Equal Pay

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 10th January 2018.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the transparency document entitled Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Gender Pay Gap Report 2017, if he will set out the pay gap data for median, mean and bonus pay by (a) grade, (b) profession and (c) and whether the staff to whom that data applies are from (i) the core department or (ii) arms-length bodies.

Photo of Andrew Griffiths Andrew Griffiths Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The median and mean pay gap by grade for core BEIS, under the methodology used for gender pay gap reporting, are:

Grade

Mean Pay Gap

Median Pay Gap

AA/AO

0.6%

0.0%

EO

3.5%

1.5%

HEO/SEO

3.6%

4.0%

G7/6

2.9%

3.1%

SCS

10.9%

3.5%

Grade

Mean Bonus Gap

Median Bonus Gap

AA/AO

-8.6%

-6.9%

EO

-13.7%

-16.4%

HEO/SEO

8.5%

3.8%

G7/6

-0.8%

0.8%

SCS

-1.3%

0.0%

The Department does not hold any data on the pay gap, if any, by profession.

It should be noted that the methodology used for Gender Pay Gap reporting differs from that used for considering Equal Pay cases. In addition the figures above do not compare staff doing the same or similar weighted work.

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