The gender pay gap is the difference between the average (mean or median) earnings of men and women across a workforce.

Gender pay gap calculations are based on employer payroll data drawn from a specific date each year.  DHU is set the snapshot date of 5 April. We must report and publish our gender pay gap information by 4 April of the following year and include a written statement.

From 2017, employers with a headcount of 250 must comply with the Law on gender pay gap reporting.   It is a legal requirement to publish a gender pay report within one year of the snapshot date.

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DHU must calculate and provide the:

  • Mean gender pay gap
  • Median gender pay gap
  • Mean bonus gender pay gap
  • Median bonus gender pay gap
  • Proportion of males receiving a bonus payment
  • Proportion of females receiving a bonus payment
  • Proportion of males and females in each quartile pay band

And a written statement, authorised by an appropriate senior person, which confirms the accuracy of their calculations.

The information must be published on our website and on a designated government website at

You can find out more about our obligations at Gender pay gap reporting: guidance for employers - GOV.UK (

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