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From 6 April 2017 employers in the UK with more than 250 staff are legally required to publish the difference between the pay and bonuses awarded to male and female staff – this is called the gender pay gap.  The gender pay gap gives a snapshot of the balance of men and women within an organisation.

It measures the difference between the average earnings of all men and women, irrespective of their role, and shows the difference between the average (mean or median) earnings of both.  This is part of a national focus by the government to ensure women and men employees have the same career progression and earning potential.

The data used for this report is for the pay date of 28th April 2020 (covering the pay period 1st April – 30th April 2020 inclusive) and encompasses YMCA Fairthorne Group employees with a contract of employment.

At the start of the 2nd Quarter of 2020, the United Kingdom when into national lockdown due to Coronavirus (Covid-19). This resulted in some of our services being closed for most of the year. Key services such as Housing and Early Years remained open. The YMCA also took part in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to support settings that had to close in response to lockdowns or saw significant reductions in demand during the past 12 months. This helped the YMCA to secure jobs for many staff, including seasonal and sessional staff.

During the year we transitioned to a new HRIS which has supported the collation of this report. In this document, we set out our gender pay and bonus gap in more detail to highlight the number of male and female colleagues in each quartile of our pay ranges at the snapshot date.

Read the full YMCA Fairthorne Group Gender Pay Gap March 2020 Report.