The issue is that the UK Government has asked for companies to provide salary data and are basing their conclusions on the median value. This provides a basic indication, but it doesn’t factor in the role or the seniority of both genders, which is equally as important when monitoring equal opportunities in the workplace. It is intY’s position that pay for like-for-like roles should be equal regardless of gender, and comparing salaries across the business based on gender alone, without context, is misleading
At intY we remunerate people for the skills, knowledge and experience required for the role and gender bears no relevance. We also provide a very generous package including enhanced maternity, paternity and shared parental leave. We do this because we understand and believe that equal pay and childcare flexibility is important for families to be empowered to decide what works best for them, and does not rely on a stereotypical breadwinner or primary caregiver role.