Under the Equality Act 2010, West Sussex County Council (WSCC) is required to publish its gender pay gap.
Our gender pay gap for 2017/18 means, on average, men earn 7.75% more than women in WSCC.
Our results are below the national gender pay gap for the public sector and we are committed to reduce our pay gap. We have drawn up an action plan to review the recruitment, progression and retention of women across the workforce.
A gender pay gap, which is different to equal pay, is the difference between men’s and women’s hourly earnings expressed as a percentage of the men’s earnings. This is based on averages and looks at the percentage of each gender in the workforce.
Equal pay relates to men and women receiving equal pay for carrying out work of equal value. It is unlawful to pay unequally and we have policies in place to prevent this.
You can find further details of our results in the report below. We have also provided an explanation of our results and how we plan to reduce our gender pay gap in the future.