British Heart Foundation’s gender pay gap continues to squeeze

The British Heart Foundation have once again published their gender pay gap figures, and some good strides are clearly being taken to continue squeezing the gap.

The gender pay gap is the difference in pay between male and female employees in an organisation.

In 2018, the gap for the British Heart Foundation was 9.6% in favour of men, compared to a national average of around 14.3%.

The charity says that since these figures were taken, they have been making even more efforts to close the gap as swiftly as possible and reported that their interim results from December 2018 show a reduced figure of 7.2% – their lowest figure yet. 

In a statement, the British Heart Foundation, said: ‘We want our employees to feel valued, which is why we are constantly striving to be a fair, inclusive and transparent organisation who value our employees equally.

‘We’re proud of the work we’ve done so far which is reflected in our report which shows our average gender pay gap falls below the national average. Ultimately, we understand there is more to be done and we won’t stop until we’ve closed the gap completely.’  

Since 2017, the government has asked all organisations with more than 250 employees to annually publish a set of calculations on their pay structure, showing what the earnings are of their male and female employees. By being transparent about the pay within their companies, it hoped that this will encourage a far pay system for both genders, ensuring that top-earning jobs will be as likely to go to women as they will men.