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BRE reduces gender pay gap from 25% to 7.2% in April 2021

We are committed to achieving a diverse and gender balanced team and eliminating the pay gap between men and women at BRE.

The gender pay gap shows the difference in average earnings between women and men and is impacted by the representation of women in different industries and the jobs that are open to women. Equal pay is about whether women and men performing the same jobs, similar jobs or work of equal value receive the same pay.

We have made significant progress in closing our gender pay gap with the mean gender pay gap reducing from an average of 25% over the last 4 years to 7.2% in April 2021.

Although our gender distribution remains comparable to 2020, the improvement reflects the actions we have taken to gain greater parity in pay between females and males in the organisation.

We believe that we have the right plans in place to address the remaining gender pay gap and our focus remains on continuing to:

  • Challenge ourselves and our recruitment partners to attract from the widest talent pools and prioritise diversity and inclusion in shortlists for all vacancies
  • Use gender-neutral language in our resourcing processes
  • Build our employment proposition to attract more female candidates for roles
  • Advertise roles with flexible working options wherever possible and build on the work that we already do to promote our support for flexible working practices
  • Review our benefits offering to ensure it is attractive and meets the individual needs of our existing and future colleagues
  • Enhance our career development opportunities for equal access to career progression
  • Expand our diversity training beyond unconscious bias.


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