Gender Pay Reporting

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap information) Regulations 2017 require the reporting of the difference between average earnings of male and female employees. Calculations from data taken as at 5 April 2023 are considered to be accurate and are as follows:

  • • Women’s hourly rate is 17.2% lower (mean) and 1.6% lower (median) than men’s hourly rate.
Mean gender pay gap 2024
Median gender pay gap 2024
* figures taken from ONS ASHE 2023 Provisional Report
** Category – ‘Retail sale of flowers, plants, seeds, fertilisers, pet animals and pet food in specialised stores’
  • The distribution of male and female employees at each pay quartile shows;
    • Top quartile 47.9% male and 52.1% female
    • Upper middle quartile 34.0% male and 66.0% female
    • Lower middle quartile 27.4% male and 72.6% female
    • Lower quartile 31.9% male and 68.1% female
  • In line with the definitions within the Gender Pay Gap reporting requirement, 71.6% of male employees and 68.6% of female employees received a bonus.
  • Women’s bonus pay is 83.3% lower (mean) and 28.4% lower (median) than men’s bonus pay.

Background information about Notcutts

At the time the data was taken the company employed 1,037 people deemed full-pay relevant, of which 64.7% were female and 35.3% were male.

  • There has been a female Board chair since 2015 and 66% of our non-executive Board directors are female;
  • Under the annual bonus scheme introduced in 2016 all employees are eligible to participate. Non-executive Board directors are not eligible to participate in the scheme;
  • Initiatives to promote diversity at Notcutts have included the introduction of a Women’s network;
  • Garden Centre employees, excluding Garden Centre Managers, represent the majority of our workforce. The Gender Pay gap at this level is 0.6% (mean) and 0.2% (median).

Nick Burrows
Chief Executive Officer

March 2024