The House of Lords Administration has published its gender pay gap and committed to urgently addressing the imbalance caused by a lack of women in the most senior roles.
The mean gender pay gap outside the senior pay grades – a large majority of the House of Lords Administration’s staff – is less than one per cent. But the lack of women in the senior grades in the House of Lords Administration means that the mean gender pay gap is 13.7 per cent (total of all the salaries paid to male and female members of staff of the Administration divided by the number of posts held by each). The median pay gap, representing the middle of the range of salaries paid to men and women, is lower at 5.5 per cent.
Clerk of the Parliaments Ed Ollard said:
“We are committed to tackling the gender pay gap at all levels. That the gender pay gap for the majority of staff is less than one per cent is encouraging, but not good enough. We are determined to address the imbalance at the senior levels, and will be consulting on how best to do this both internally and externally. We will report on the actions to be taken by the end of July 2018.”
Image: House of Lords 2018 / Photography by Roger Harris