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 2020 are considered to be accurate, and are as follows;


  • Women’s hourly rate is 3.6% lower (mean) and 29.1% lower (median) than men’s hourly rate.
  • The distribution of male and female employees at each pay quartile shows;
    • Top quartile 70.0% male and 30.0% female
    • Upper middle quartile 74.2% male and 25.8% female
    • Lower middle quartile 29.0% male and 71.0% female
    • Lower quartile 54.8% male and 45.2% female
  • In line with the definitions within the gender pay gap reporting requirement, 45.7% of male employees and 62.3% of female employees received a bonus.
  • Women’s bonus pay is 68.5% lower (mean) and 66.9% lower (median) than men’s bonus pay.
Mean gender pay gap 2021
Median gender pay gap 2021
**data relates to 123 Notcutts employees

Background information about Notcutts

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.

  • 40% of our Board is female
  • Since 2015 our Board chair has been female;
  • Under the bonus scheme introduced in 2016 all employees are eligible to participate;
  • Garden Centre employees, excluding Garden Centre Managers, represent the majority of our workforce:
    • The bonus mean gender pay gap at this level is 19.05% in comparison to the 68.5% for the employees on full pay at 5 April 2020

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:

  • Women’s hourly rate is 12.8% lower (mean) and 0.0% lower (median) than men’s hourly rate.
  • The distribution of male and female employees at each pay quartile shows;
    • Top quartile 49.1% male and 50.9% female
    • Upper middle quartile 25.5% male and 74.5% female
    • Lower middle quartile 33.8% male and 66.2% female
    • Lower quartile 43.6% male and 56.4% female
  • In line with the definitions within the gender pay gap reporting requirement, 24.8% of male employees and 28.8% of female employees received a bonus.
  • Women’s bonus pay is 75.9% lower (mean) and 41.4% lower (median) than men’s bonus pay.
Mean gender pay gap 2021
Median gender pay gap 2021
* figures taken from ONS ASHE 2020 Provisional Report
**data relates to 1158 Notcutts employees

Nick Burrows
Chief Executive Officer

March 2021