RFL Volunteers Gender Pay Gap Report

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4 April 2018

The Rugby Football League has voluntarily published its Gender Pay Gap report despite employing less than 250 staff, the size of companies obliged to publish a report this week.

The report, based on salaries paid as at April 2017 in the previous 12 months details information on the Gender Pay Gap and also on Equal Pay within the organisation.

The average (mean) pay gap was found to be in favour of men, 24.5% per cent against a UK average of 17.4%: 7.1% above the national average. The median pay gap is 13% against a UK average of 18.4 %: 5.4% below the national average.

The main reasons identified by the Rugby Football League for these gaps are:

• More men are employed by the organisation than women (60% to 40% split as at March 2018).

• More men currently occupy senior roles in the organisation.

• Historically, on the field, rugby league has been a male dominated sport

• The majority of the part time roles within the organisation are occupied by women

The percentage of women employed by the RFL who received a bonus was 21.2 % as opposed to 20.7 % of men. The difference between the value of the bonuses paid was 79% (mean) and 16% (median) in favour of men.

The main reason the RFL report gave for this gap:

As part of the Rugby Football League’s remuneration strategy, senior staff are paid a bonus dependent upon their performance. During theassessment period, the organisation had more

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