Flutter has just released the gender pay gap report for 2020. The report reveals the pay between male and female employees across the UK.
The report comprises data from several employment bodies work owned by Flutter. These include online companies like Betfair, Sky Betting, and Gaming. The UK PokerStars business and the retail bookmaker Paddy Power are also there.
The results showed that there was a mean hourly pay gap of 13.7%. Last year the gap was 9.3%. A 4.6% difference in men and women receiving a bonus in online entities was there.
In each of the pay percentile of 2020, the companies paid more men than women on average. Except for the lower retail quantile with 1% women paid more than men.
Specific data from Flutter showed a similarity in how many women, compared to men, worked at the company.
From a sample of 500 people at Betfair, 75% were male and 25% were female. Comparable results came from Sky Betting and Gaming employees. They had 77% male and 23% female employees from a pool of 1500 employees. Halfords Media UK (Pokerstars) reported 74% male and 26% female employees. The total number was 392 workers.
Median hourly pay also varied among different companies. The pay gaps of 3.8%, 13.9%, and 18.7% were there. As reported by Paddy Power, Betfair, and Sky Betting and Gaming, respectively.
Some brands made efforts to explain their results. Sky Betting and Gaming pledging used job advertisement tools. They alter brand campaigns to be more aware of potential female employees. The company noted a rise of 5% of female representation in its Senior Management and Director roles. It was after the publication of the report.
“As a new business, it is challenging having so many policies. We want the best practices in place,” said Flutter group CPO Caroline Ross.
The figures across each brand tell a different story. We have seen positive moves to narrow the gap in some areas.