Gender Pay Gap Report

The White Brasserie Company Limited

In accordance with gender pay gap reporting regulations we are publishing our statistics for 2018.

These statistics look at the difference in the average and median hourly rates of pay and bonus pay for male and female employees, regardless of their role or seniority. The statistics are based on the prescribed snapshot date of 5 April 2018.

Difference in hourly rate

The mean pay gap is the difference between average hourly earnings of men and women. The median pay gap is the difference between the midpoints in the ranges of hourly earnings for men and women.

To calculate the median, all hourly rates in the sample are lined up from highest to lowest for men and for women and the median is the middle rate for men and for women.

Mean pay gap                        10%

Median pay gap                     0%

With a mean gap of 10% and a median gap of 0%, we are pleased to report that our gender pay gap is below the national average as reported by the Office of National Statistics in October 2018.

We are confident we pay men and women the same amount for doing equivalent work with structured pay rates and salary bandings reviewed annually against market rates and performance.

The most senior role in our pubs is that of General Manager – a third of these roles are filled by females with a strong pipeline of females coming through at Assistant Manager level. In addition, our statistics for 2018 show that our female General Managers, on average, were paid slightly more than our males.

In line with many other operators in the sector, we have a higher proportion of males in full time senior kitchen roles, compared to females, and this creates the gender pay gap. We will continue to monitor the balance of senior chef applications and internal promotions to ensure that we take every opportunity to encourage and support progression amongst our female chefs.

Proportion of women & men in each pay quartile

Upper quartile                         20% women    80% men

Upper middle quartile             42% women    58% men

Lower middle quartile             47% women    53% men

Lower quartile                          50% women    50% men

Bonus pay

The bonus statistics are based on the bonuses received by our workforce in the year to 5 April 2018.  Women’s mean bonus pay is 14% lower than men’s, and women’s median bonus pay is 40% lower than men’s.

Bonus payments are role specific and based on individual site performance. The majority of bonuses paid in 2018 were paid to General Manager and Head Chefs as a management team. The gap in bonus payments is largely driven by the higher proportion of males in Head Chef positions across our estate.

Mean bonus gap         14%

Median bonus gap      40%

5% of women received bonus pay

9% of men received bonus pay

We are committed to the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of all employees. Diversity is incredibly important to us and we continue to evaluate our reward package to ensure that it is equitable, fair and consistent.

Helen Melvin

People Director