Gender Pay Gap Review Panel

Scrutiny review - Gender Pay Gap Review Panel

Launch date: 27/07/2018

Review status: Call for evidence

What is the review about?

A Gender Pay Gap Review Panel has been established to assess whether there is a gender pay gap in Jersey.

In England, Wales and Scotland all private, voluntary and public sector employers with 250 or more employees must now publish information on their gender pay gap under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. In Jersey there is no equal pay legislation and therefore no requirement for employers to publish information on their gender pay gap.

From its preliminary research, the Panel has found that within the public sector a high majority of males occupy the senior level jobs, as identified in the States of Jersey Annual Report and Accounts 2017:

Directors:

86.7% were male

13.3% were female

Senior Managers:

66.9% were male

33.1% were female

Overall public sector workforce:

37% were male

63% were female

These figures are reflected within a response to a States Assembly written question regarding public sector pay for men and women. The data showed that a higher proportion of females compared to males earnt £70k or less within the public sector workforce. It also showed that a higher proportion of males compared to females earnt £70k or more.

The Panel will review whether there is a gender pay gap in the public and private sectors so that more informed policy decisions can be taken in future. The Panel would like to recieve views, opinions and experiences on this very topical issue. Written submissions can be sent via email to scrutiny@gov.je or by letter to: The Scrutiny Office, Morier House, Halkett Place, St. Helier, JE1 1DD

Review progress

​The Panel has started its review and will begin to take evidence in the coming months.

Terms of reference

  1. To determine whether there is a gender pay gap in the public and private sector in Jersey
  1. To examine other jurisdictions in order to obtain international evidence on the gender pay gap
  1. To assess what measures are being taken to promote more equal, inclusive and transparent workforce environments
  1. To explore the sociological factors associated with the gender pay gap


Call for evidence

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