Gender Pay Gap

20 Nov 2014
Ms Diane Abbott MP

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the gender pay gap for employees of local authorities in (a) Stoke Newington and Hackney North constituency, (b) Hackney local authority area, (c) London and (d) England; and if he will make a statement.

Answered by: Kris Hopkins MP on: 27 November 2014

Local authorities are independent employers, each responsible for the management of their workforces. This includes the pay and reward of staff and ensuring that they meet their duties as employers under equality legislation.The Local Government Association publish research on local authority workforce matters. In their most recent Earnings Survey, the Local Government Association estimate that in the 2013-14 gender pay gap in local government was one per cent. This compares with 4.3 per cent in 2010-11.

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