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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

It appears the gender pay gap has increased at Surrey Police over the last year, but all may not be as it seems


A report by the force has highlighted a “median difference of 17.2%, up from 12.2%” last year.

Surrey says although the overall gap has increased, when focused on officers or staff figures the median pay gap has actually decreased in both cases.

The force says it also has more male officers than female, and more male officers in higher ranks which are higher paid.

To achieve greater gender pay parity the force says it needs to both increase the proportion of males in lower paid police staff roles and increase the proportion of females in higher paid police officer roles.

Surrey says it’s important to note that gender pay is different to that of equal pay.

It has been unlawful to pay people unequally because of their gender since 1970.

Having a gender pay gap does not mean it has inequalities of pay between males and females who are doing the same work.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:50 pm  

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