The publication of this data forms part of the council's commitment to be open and transparent with its residents. More information can be found in the download pay policy statement.
Gender pay gap
We are required by law to carry out gender pay reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (gender pay gap information) Regulations 2017. For the year 2016 to 2017 our mean gender pay gap was 4.3%. This means that female employees hourly rate is 4.3% lower than male employees.
Public sector bodies with 250 or more staff have a target set by the government to employ an average of at least 2.3% of their staff as new apprentice starts each year. As a public sector body we must report our data annually and explain how we reached the target or not, including the actions we have taken to challenge obstacles preventing us from meeting the target.