Pay for BAME staff 12.9% below average at Deloitte

Deloitte has publicly reported its ethnicity pay gap for the first time, with the data showing the mean pay gap for its Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) employees is 12.9%

The firm’s median bonus gap for BAME employees is 34.7% and its mean ethnicity bonus gap is 41.9%.

As with its gender pay gap, Deloitte’s analysis shows that this gap is due to the lower proportion of BAME employees holding the most senior positions within the firm.

BAME employees make up 18% of the Deloitte UK workforce but less than 5% of its most senior positions.

Deloitte says it addressing this, and has committed that by 2021, 10% of its partners will be BAME, its executive group will have at least one BAME member, and each of its business leadership teams will include at least one BAME member.

Emma Codd, managing partner for talent at Deloitte UK said: ‘Our focus on providing a culture and environment where everyone can be themselves, thrive, develop and succeed is starting to have a positive impact.

‘While today’s pay gap report demonstrates that there is still some way to go, we are fully committed to achieving the balance we should have through targeted actions alongside our continued focus on providing an inclusive culture.’

Report by Pat Sweet

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