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Deloitte comments on proposals to require large companies to publish gender pay gap
15 July 2015
David Sproul, chief executive and senior partner at Deloitte UK, said: “Deloitte supports the proposals announced by the Prime Minister, to require larger companies to publish their gender pay gap data. It marks another important step towards achieving parity, both in terms of pay but also representation, at all levels within big businesses. Deloitte’s gender pay gap stands at 17.4%, around 1.7% below the national figure. However, when looking across the organisation as a whole the pay gap between male and female employees at each grade is significantly lower, at 1.5%. This illustrates that for Deloitte, the issue is far less about how we pay our people and more about the number of women employed at more senior grades.
“We are determined to improve the retention of women within our firm and our representation of women in senior positions. We have an ambition that 25% of our partners will be women by 2020 and in June we announced the promotion of 22 new female partners. We have also taken a number of steps to support these objectives, most recently introducing a return-to-work initiative designed to support women back into employment. We believe that without a representative share of senior female employees average pay will never truly equalise. This is something we are working very hard to resolve.”
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