Lambeth’s gender pay gap rate of 2.06 is narrower than the London Borough average difference in mean hourly rate of 3.5 per cent in 2018, and significantly lower than the 13.7 per cent reported for organisations from all sectors (this is the provisional 2018 figure from ONS).

We are committed to do more when it comes to bridging the divide as set out in the gender pay gap action plan of the report.

The underlying reason is that while there are more women than men at all levels in the council, there are more women than men in the lower quartiles. Addressing this distribution of gender roles is key in bridging the gap.

This year, there has been some movement in the gender pay gap at grade level and there was no permanent Chief Executive in post at 31 March 2018.

These figures have been published in line with gender pay reporting legislation which requires employers with 250 or more employees, to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees. Lambeth Council does not have a bonus scheme.

The information is provided in compliance with the gender pay gap reporting duty (Equality Act 2010 Gender Pay Gap Information Regulations 2017 S1 2017/172).