Yorkshire reports gender pay gap at less than one third national average

Yorkshire Water and its sister company Loop Customer Management have released “below average” gender pay gap figures for its 3,500 staff in the region.

Yorkshire Water has a 4.8% mean gender pay gap, against a national average of 17.4%.

Females at Yorkshire Water receive a higher bonus than their male colleagues with the overall percentage of females receiving a bonus “marginally higher” than that for males said Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Water’s sister company, Loop Customer Management, reported a mean pay gap of 5.5% and a median of -2% due to their high levels of female employees. It has a larger bonus gap than Yorkshire Water due to the rules around reporting bonuses of part time staff. There’s a considerable number of part time workers at Yorkshire Water’s contact centre which impacts the figures said Yorkshire.

Chief Executive, Richard Flint, said: “This reporting is the first step in a series of measures that will help us to improve, not just our gender balance, but also the overall diversity of our workforce.”