Gender Pay Gap Report 2022
Yours Clothing was established in 1994 to provide women, often forgotten by UK retailers, with affordable, fashionable clothing regardless of size. We have dedicated our work on continuously improving our offering to women and are also able to extend our service to men through our “BadRhino” brand and to tall customers through the acquisition of the “Long Tall Sally” brand too. In 2022 we added a new brand to the group, PixieGirl, to provide fashion for petite customers. Our growth in the UK has been because of our talented, hardworking employees whom we value greatly. We are proud of our growth as a business and the opportunities that it has given to our employees who have equal opportunities to shine, develop and earn.
Due to us being largely recognised as a women’s fashion retailer, we attract mainly female applicants to work in our stores and, with the majority of our employees based in our retail stores, the net result is that Yours Clothing employee population is currently 94% female. The male staff we do have in our stores are paid equally to our female staff, and we are confident that our gender pay gap is as a result of the variety of roles in which men and women work within the organisation and the salaries that these roles attract.
As part of the Government’s commitment to tackling gender inequality, UK companies with over 250 employees are required by law to publish calculations every year showing the pay gap between male and female employees. At Yours Clothing, we value inclusion and strive for equality and fairness for each and every team member. This year’s report shows some positive differences because of an increase in the proportion of Males employed in the business and a significant improvement in the number of females receiving a bonus. Any fall back on results seen is due to adding back in the full pay relevant employees (mainly female store-based employees) who had been absent from the report due to being on furlough leave during the snapshot date that the previous 2 years reports referenced.
The following information is accurate as of the snapshot date of 5 April 2022, and shows our overall mean and median gender pay gap and bonus pay gap based on hourly rates of pay.
Gender & Bonus Pay Gap
The table below shows the percentage difference in overall mean and median pay and bonus between men and women across the whole company:
|Hourly Pay Gap||41%||30%|
|Bonus Pay Gap||49%||53%|
Proportion of males and females receiving a bonus payment
Out of a total of 785 employees, 320 employees received a bonus payment and 88% of these employees are female. In total 41% of all staff employed on the snapshot date received a bonus in the financial year 2021/2022.
|Percentage of Females who received Bonus||38%|
|Percentage of Males who received Bonus||76%|
We are pleased that we have been able to reward our employees this year with a bonus and we continue to look at our reward packages across the business.
We have divided our employees into four equal-sized pay quartiles and shown below the percentage of males and females in each quartile.
There are 260 people employed in our Head Office and Warehouse, 49 of which are male and 211 female. Our Senior Leadership team is 60% female. Any gender pay gap that exists is a result of differentiating roles and not due to any variance in pay for like for like roles.
Anna Heather Finance Director
We are committed to reducing our gender pay gap and will continue to focus on women having the same opportunities for senior roles as men as well as continuing to support men and women to develop to the best of their potential.
I can confirm that the information contained within this report is accurate.