Gender Pay Gap Reporting Statement

We are an employer required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

This involves carrying out six calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our organisation; it will not involve publishing individual employee’s data.

Company: The Symphony Group plc
Snapshot date: 5 April 2017
Percentage difference between the mean hourly rate of pay:  23.15%
Percentage difference between the median hourly rate of pay:  16.06%
Percentage difference between the mean bonus pay:  86.67%
Comment:  This high percentage difference is due to a long term incentive scheme which was paid out to senior management in this year.
Percentage difference between the median bonus pay:  8.36%
Percentage of males receiving a bonus payment: 37.30%
Percentage of females receiving a bonus payment: 40.58%
Pay quartiles: The percentage of gender split in each pay quartile
1st Quartile 2nd Quartile 3rd Quartile 4th Quartile
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
53.25% 46.75% 80.84% 19.16% 79.94% 20.06% 86.04% 13.96%

I can confirm that this statement for the year ending 5th April 2017 is made pursuant to section 2 of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 and that the information contained therein is accurate and will be recalculated and published annually.

Richard Bunton – Managing Director, approved March 2018