Gender Pay Gap

Here at thebigword we believe that equal opportunities for all should be a given. Diversity is at the heart of our workforce and is key to the success of the business. We are committed to the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment for all employees, regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, age, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or disability.

With that in mind we have been delighted to undertake the Government’s Gender Pay Gap analysis as it gives us an opportunity to assess our workforce and ensure that we are paying people appropriately for the work that they do. The numbers in our report include all staff who were employed with us in the relevant pay period which includes 5th April 2021, including Apprentices.

Gender pay should not be mistaken for Equal Pay. The findings of this report do not detail the difference in pay between men and women for doing the same or equal work. What this report does however is give us an overview of the average figures for all UK employees.

The Government requirement to report only applies to companies with more than 250 employees, so whilst we are not required to report this year on the gender pay gap between men and women we employ, we strongly believe that this is an important exercise to undertake and learn from. We have therefore reported on our legal entity Link-Up Mitaka as we have done in the past. In the future, we will look to undertake similar activities for the other companies within thebigword Group.

Click below to view our Gender Pay Gap Reports from the past 3 years: