All businesses over 250 employers have to publish gender gap data
Britain’s lifeboat charity has published figures showing its male staff on average get paid 12p an hour more than their female counterparts.
The gender pay gap at the RNLI equates to 0.7%, based on an average hourly rate (the mean average) for men and women employed by the charity in the UK.
Data however does not show differences in pay for comparable roles at specific grades. Instead, it is used as a broad measure of earnings across a whole organisation.
The figure compares favourably to the UK’s average gender pay gap of 18%.
Sue Barnes, people director at the RNLI, said: “At the RNLI, we are absolutely committed to demonstrating equality for all our employees in recruitment, promotion, development opportunities and pay. We value the many benefits diversity brings to our organisation.
“We have a formal process of grading jobs at the RNLI to ensure rigorous decisions are made on job grades and rates of pay.
“Gender pay gap data is, and will continue to be, reviewed by our remuneration committee and actions to address gender pay gaps form part of our annual pay review cycle.”
Any organisation that has 250 or more employees must now publish and report specific figures about their gender pay gap.