Gender pay gap figures revealed

The national gender pay gap is  18.4 per cent.
The national gender pay gap is 18.4 per cent.

Women at a well-known Mansfield company are earning more than men per hour, new figures have revealed.

Publishing giant Linney along with other companies in the country employing over 250 people had to by law publish the difference between the average earnings of men and women in the companies this week.

The figures revealed that on average a woman at the company which has been running since the 1850’s are paid 19.7 per cent less than the average man.

A higher pay gap than the national average which is 18.4 per cent.

However the company which employs over 800 members of staff actually pays women more than men per hour.

Its hourly pay gap has transformed over the last five years from men paid 1.4 per cent more than women to 2017 were women were paid 5.9 per cent more than men.

Miles Linney, Managing Director at the company said: "Historically, core elements of Linney’s manufacturing process – such as print and fulfilment – have been male dominated disciplines. This is true of similar businesses around the world.

"However, Linney’s growth and diversification over the past decade has resulted in an increase in female employees across all quartiles and every discipline – creative, administrative, manufacturing and fulfilment."

This company is still one of 78 per cent of companies in the UK that pay women less than men on average, but the company has a lower gender pay gap than the professional and scientific sector average.

This is in comparison to Ashfield District Council which has a gender pay gap of just 1.65 per cent.

A spokeswoman from the council said: "The council is proud to have a gender pay gap of only 1.65 per cent.

"The reason for the minor difference is due mainly to the council having slightly more men employed in higher paid jobs.

"Despite this of the 24 highest paid potholders, 46 per cent are male and 54 per cent females, which shows that the council is committed to employing females into senior positions.

"There is still some work to do to reduce the pay gap to 0 per cent and the council are actively taking steps to address this including attracting applicants to historically gender specific roles."

Mansfield District Council also has one of the smallest gender pay gaps in the area.

With the average woman at the council paid 8.6 per cent less than the average man.

Women make up 50 per cent of higher-paid jobs and 56 per cent of lower-paid jobs at the council.

Nottinghamshire Police on average pay women 11.6 per cent less than the average man.

Women make up 30.1 per cent of higher-paid jobs and 60.9 per cent of lower-paid jobs, but the force has a lower gender pay gap than the public administration sector average.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on average pays women 16.6 per cent less than men.

Women at the trust make up 67.8 per cent of higher-paid jobs and 85.2 per cent of lower-paid jobs.

A spokesman for Sherwood Forest Hospitals said: “Like most NHS Trusts we have a much higher proportion of women in lower banded roles, which is reflected in the gender pay gap information that we have published.

"Encouraging and supporting more women into senior roles in the NHS is a national issue, but one that we are committed to playing our part in and we will be doing more work to understand this data and what we can do to help close the gap that exists