UK’s top charities pay men significantly more


Gender pay gap figures make interesting reading 

6th April 2018 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

Britain’s top 10 most recognisable charities have revealed a gender pay gap which is 12.25% in favour of men.

The figures come as all employers with over 250 staff are now required to publish their organisation’s gender pay gaps.

According to Third Sector, the top 10 most recognisable charity brands are: Cancer Research UK; Macmillan Cancer Support; Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH); Comic Relief/Sport Relief; Royal British Legion; St John's Ambulance; Marie Curie; British Heart Foundation; Guide Dogs for the Blind Association; and Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Veterans’ charity The Royal British Legion had the highest pay gap among the 10 charities featured, with women paid a mean 20.6% less an hour than their male colleagues.

A spokesman for the RBL said: "Like most organisations, there are a number of factors influencing the legion’s gender pay gap, including the diverse range of roles required across the charity and the difference in the number of men and women within those roles.

"However, the legion is absolutely committed to reducing the gap. There is already work under way – including a review of the organisation’s pay and benefits – and we are developing a comprehensive action plan to address any issues raised."

CRUK had an hourly gender pay gap of 18.7% in favour of men, and GOSH had a mean of 20.5%.

Macmillan Cancer Support had a pay gap of 10.3% while Marie Curie had a mean pay gap of 12.4%.

Women at the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association were paid a mean average of 12.8% and Charity Projects – the parent charity of Comic Relief and Sport Relief – had a mean pay gap of 10.3%.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution had the lowest gender pay gap, with women earning a mean average of 0.7% less than their male counterparts.

And the British Heart Foundation reported a mean gender pay gap of 7.7% in favour of men.