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Incorporating our statutory Gender Pay Gap Report

From Thursday 6 April 2017, businesses with over 250 employees were legally mandated to annually publish data on four types of gender pay gaps:

  • Mean and median gender pay gap
  • Mean and median gender bonus pay gap
  • Proportion of men and women receiving bonuses
  • Proportion of men and women in each quartile of our pay structure.

Beyond Housing was created on Monday 1 October 2018 and aspires to achieve equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across all the protected characteristics: gender, age, ethnicity, religion, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and marriage/civil partnership. It is a key theme in our People Plan which helps achieve our strategic aims.

We have a group of enthusiastic EDI Champions who are leading the way on EDI and have set out the vision for Beyond Housing:

  • Our EDI vision is to be inclusive and fair: where colleagues and customers are respected, valued and supported for who they are.
  • We aim to provide services that are adapted to recognise the diverse needs of our people and communities, enabling them to thrive.

We will achieve this through our values in the following way:

We will be award winning and forward thinking

We will take account of people’s needs and treat them fairly

We will ensure EDI is at the heart of all our decision-making, every day, by everyone

We will listen and respond to people’s needs and talk about what we do

Beyond Housing aspires to be an active leader in our communities, aware of who our customers/service users are, and able to quickly adapt to demographic changes/trends. We want to understand our customers’ and colleagues’ needs and ensure our buildings and services are accessible to all.

We want a diverse workforce where colleagues are comfortable in being their true selves and difference is celebrated and promoted.

We want to be an industry leader, recognised as an organisation committed to EDI by our colleagues, customers and stakeholders. We aim to be recognised by achieving Investors In Diversity Accreditation followed by Leaders In Diversity accreditation.

Introducing our 2023 Equalities Pay Gap Report

This is Beyond Housing’s fourth Equalities Pay Gap Report and our fifth Gender Pay Gap Report. This report explains our approach to pay and compares our data against our data for the previous year. This is a pay gap report, not a full equalities report that might look to compare our colleague composition with the composition of the population from which we recruit. Our EDI Champions and our EDI steering group have a comprehensive action plan for the advancement of EDI that includes looking at our colleague and recruitment data and commits to exploring appropriate positive action to enhance our inclusive culture. In the last year, we were ranked again within the top 100 inclusive workplaces by the National Centre for Diversity and were reaccredited with Investors in Diversity award at silver level.


Our data

There are some protected characteristics for which we are unable to produce pay gap data. There is no main ‘reference’ group against which to compare the pay of the defined ‘minority group’ for age and marital status. Additionally, there is little benefit in calculating the pay gap for those who are pregnant or on maternity leave given maternity pay may reduce to less than 100% after six weeks. We are also unable to report on gender reassignment as we do not have any colleagues who have declared this characteristic.

For the purpose of this report, where a (+) or (-) is displayed it indicates the direction of movement from the previous year’s report.

All data in this report has been calculated using the standard methodologies used in The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. Data is based on pay for the pay period that includes Wednesday 5 April 2023 (our April 2023 pay data) and bonus payments paid between Wednesday 6 April 2022 and Wednesday 5 April 2023.

The data uses relevant colleagues employed in the reference period (744 colleagues). All data except bonus pay gap is based on only those in receipt of full pay (722 colleagues).

The mean pay is our average pay. This is calculated by adding up all salaries and dividing by the number of people paid.

The median pay is the middle value in our pay, calculated by listing all salaries in order of size and picking the middle number.


Read more about our pay gaps for the different characteristics below.


This report analyses the difference in average earnings between male and female colleagues. This gap can be influenced by various factors, including differences in career choices and the salaries these roles attract.


This report compares the average earnings of different ethnic groups within a company. This gap can arise due to cultural differences in career aspirations, language barriers, and historical inequalities.


This report analyses the difference in average earnings between colleagues with and without disabilities. This gap can be influenced by accessibility issues and availability of workplace accommodations.

Sexual orientation

This report examines the difference in average earnings between LGBTQ+ and heterosexual colleagues. This gap can be caused by various factors, including availability of inclusive policies.


This report analyses the differences in average earnings of colleagues based on their religious beliefs. This gap can be affected by flexibility in certain roles allowing time for prayer and other religious practices.

CEO ratio

This report examines the difference in the CEO hourly rate compared to the whole company hourly rate.

Our approach to pay

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion for all our colleagues (we prefer to call them colleagues to better reflect their contribution and accountability for our success) and appoint people to roles based on merit regardless of age, race, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment or religion and belief. We strive to ensure our colleagues are paid equally for the same or equivalent work, regardless of their sex or any other characteristic set out above by: 

  • Applying an open and transparent pay band structure based on the outputs from a job evaluation tool for all roles up to senior manager level. The job evaluation tool assesses all roles against the same non-discriminatory criteria and was developed nationally in conjunction with recognised trade unions 
  • Externally benchmarking senior manager roles with relevant comparator organisations. 

In 2021 we reviewed our payment calculations for out of hours rotas, creating a single standby payment regardless of basic pay, and a standard method of calculation for call out payments based on basic pay. This improved pay rates for mostly female colleagues within our Reach & Respond service.  

We pay the real living wage as set by the Living Wage Foundation which exceeds the National Living Wage set by Government. This includes our apprentices after their first year. In their first year we pay more than the National Living Wage for apprentices, paying them at least £7.49 per hour (equivalent to the National Living Wage for 18-20 year olds). From 1 April 2024 this will rise to at least £8.60. 

We have a range of flexible working options to enable our colleagues to effectively manage their work/life balance e.g. flexible working patternsaccrued hours, part-time, condensed hours, shared parental leave, annual leave above the statutory minimum and Christmas closure. We actively encourage many of our colleagues to work agilelycreating a trust-based environment for them to achieve their objectives without dictating when, where and how they achieve them (as much as possible). This helps them manage their work life alongside their other commitments, and we started a programme of remodelling our colleague premises to support this style of working. Our office in Redcar was remodelled in 2022/23, and we are actively exploring the options for our Scarborough office. 

Regular equality, diversity and inclusion training is mandatory for all colleagues. 

Through our elected colleague representatives, our recognised trade unions and our colleague satisfaction survey, we encourage colleagues to raise ideas about how to improve their experience at work; this includes any issues they believe contribute to inequality, discrimination or exclusion. Should any such issues be raised we will work with them to break down barriers where they exist. 

We are open and transparent with our colleagues about our pay gaps and encourage them to contribute ideas for ensuring pay gaps are closed or eliminated in the future.  

As we continue our work to develop our pay and rewards offer we will monitor the impact of our actions on our pay gaps, and take appropriate action where necessary.