November 28th, 2017 / Insight posted in MKS News

Kingston Smith publishes gender pay gap information

Kingston Smith has published its gender pay gap report under new regulations introduced by the government.

Kingston Smith’s gender pay gap figures are significantly lower than those for the UK economy as a whole.

  • The firm’s median gender pay gap was 0%. According to the November 2016 Office of National Statistics annual survey of hours and earnings, the UK’s median gender pay gap is 19.2%.
  • The firm’s mean gender pay gap was 7.0%. According to the November 2016 Office of National Statistics annual survey of hours and earnings, the UK’s mean gender pay gap is 17.5%.

Managing Partner, Maureen Penfold commented, “As a firm we embrace diversity, we think it’s good business strategy to have an inclusive workplace culture and flexible working patterns. Unsurprisingly perhaps, a happy consequence of creating such an environment is a minimal gender pay gap among our staff.”

HR Manager Victoria Green said: ”It’s great to see how well the firm performs against the economy as a whole in terms of the gender pay gap. Flexible working arrangements help us retain and attract a broad range of talented people. But we’re not complacent and continue to review and update our practices regularly.”