At L&C, we're fully committed to building a more diverse and inclusive culture.
By developing our polices across recruitment, retention, promotion and training, we're actively working towards reducing our gender pay gap in the coming years.
London & Country Mortgages Ltd (L&C) currently employs over 900 people at our three main offices in Bath, London and Newcastle. We're publishing our gender pay gap report in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations. An important thing to point out is that the gender pay gap is not the same as equal pay. Equal pay is the requirement that all men and women who carry out the same or similar jobs are paid the same. We are confident that men and women are paid equally for doing equal jobs across the organisation.
The table below shows our mean and median pay and bonus gap on 5th April 2018 as well as comparisons to our 2017 data.
This gap is higher than the national median gender pay gap of 17.9% 1.
The underlying reason for this is that we, like most of the financial services industry, have a higher proportion of men working within our business at all levels of pay – and in particular in higher paid senior, technical and sales roles. In contrast, most of our part time female employees work in administration.
1. Source: Gender pay gap in the UK: 2018, Office for National Statistics, 25 October 2018
This trend is highlighted in the following charts, which show that whilst the proportion of men is significantly higher in the top three pay quartiles the % of women is increasing year on year.
The chart above shows that 2% fewer women than men received a bonus in 2017/18 which is an improvement of 4% from the previous year.
We want to make sure everyone has an equal chance to fulfil their career aspirations and potential at L&C – whatever their gender. We remain fully committed to building a more diverse and inclusive culture. To do this, we are focusing on the following key areas:
We are not underestimating the steps we need to take and the length of time it may take to produce tangible dents in our gender pay gap but remain committed to doing so to create a fulfilling and inclusive working environment for all our current and prospective colleagues.
Andrew Thomas, HR Director
Note: We confirm that our data is accurate and has been calculated according to the requirements of The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.