Publication - Impact assessment

Public sector pay policy 2019-2020: equality impact assessment

Published: 12 Dec 2018
Directorate:
Budget and Sustainability Directorate
Part of:
Money and tax, Public sector
ISBN:
9781787814585

Equality impact assessment (EQIA) concludes that the progressive measures proposed in the year 2019 to 2020 pay policy can be seen to positively benefit lower paid staff.

Published:
12 Dec 2018
Public sector pay policy 2019-2020: equality impact assessment

From the data available, there is a higher proportion of women, disabled people, individuals from a minority ethnic group, younger employees or a combination of one or more of these protected characteristics as well as part-time workers among lower paid employees.

The approach taken in the 2019-2020 pay policy will also help to reduce overall income inequality. It may also help in positively working towards reducing the gender pay gap within the public sector as it should increase the overall base levels of pay for those at the lower end where women are overly concentrated.

This is further supported by the continued restraint applied to higher earners, including senior appointments, where there are higher proportions of men.

Contact

Email: FinancePayPolicy@gov.scot