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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 2020 are considered to be accurate, and are as follows;
At the time the data was taken the Company employed 1,262 people, of which 62.4% were female and 37.6% were male.
Due to the national lockdown in Spring 2020 enforcing the closure of our garden centres, only 123 of the 1,262 colleagues were on full pay at date of the assessment. Therefore, in line with reporting guidelines, this data only relates to the 123 colleagues. Of the 123 colleagues included within the gender pay gap calculations, 43.1% were female and 56.9% were male.
A review of the gender pay gap information for all colleagues who were in employment at the date of the assessment and had worked hours in the month before lockdown, increases the number assessed to 1,158:
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