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Department for Work and Pensions: Equal Pay

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 121238, tabled on 5 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the transparency document entitled Department for Work and Pensions: Gender Pay Gap Report 2017, if he will set out the pay gap data for median, mean and bonus pay by (a) each specific grade and (b) profession.

Answered on

10 January 2018

In response to a) each specific grade

DWP published its Gender Pay Gap report showing an overall mean pay gap of 5.3%. As set out within the narrative of the report DWP is working hard towards reducing this pay gap further.

Across our more junior grades we are transforming our pay structures, moving towards a single rate of pay within each grade, which currently results in a mean gender pay gap of 0.4% across grades AA-HEO. This will reduce even further as we start to reach these spot rates by 2019.

The gender pay gap by grade is set out below. A ‘negative’ percentage represents a pay gap in favour of women.

Grade

Mean Gender Pay Gap

Median Gender Pay Gap

AA

-0.1%

0.0%

AO

-1.5%

-3.1%

EO

-0.2%

0.0%

HEO

1.2%

2.5%

SEO

2.5%

3.6%

Grade 7

3.2%

4.3%

Grade 6

2.5%

2.0%

SCS

9.2%

7.2%

DWP

5.3%

0.0%

Payment of non-consolidated awards (bonuses) are paid in accordance with HMT and Civil Service pay guidance criteria.

For delegated grades, end of year non-consolidated awards are paid dependent on an individual’s grade and performance:

Grade

Achieved Award

Exceeded Award

AA

£450

£550

AO

£500

£625

EO

£500

£750

HEO

£500

£800

SEO

£600

£850

Grade 7

£600

£1,150

Grade 6

£600

£1,450

For SCS colleagues end of year non-consolidated awards are paid dependent on Band and performance with awards going to the top 25% performers:

Grade

Award amount

SCS 1

£10,000

SCS 2

£12,500

SCS 3

£15,000

SCS 4

£17,500

In response to b) professions

The Department is not able to break down this level of information by profession which is not directly held within our Resource system.

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