Our gender pay gap and workforce data

Learn more about the difference between the average pay of men and women in the organisation.

The gender pay gap refers to the difference between the average pay of men and women in an organisation. Under the public sector equality duty specific duties, any employer with 250 or more employees on the 31 March (the snapshot date) in any given year must report their gender pay gap data by 30 March the following year.

Westmorland and Furness Council’s first snapshot date following our establishment in 2023 is 31 March 2024, with a reporting deadline of 30 March 2025. However, there are additional issues for the council in undertaking this task; having been formed from four legacy councils, our workforce data is still split across four separate legacy human resources (HR) systems, with a single HR system not due to be in place until Spring 2025.

The gender pay gap report for Cumbria County Council, our largest legacy council.

As at the end of February 2024, the council had a head count of 3,235 staff, equivalent to just under 2,587 full time employees. We are currently prioritising refreshing our employee data check, which will increase the EDI data that we hold about our staff, and expect to be able to provide a more detailed breakdown of our workforce in due course. Final workforce report for Cumbria County Council