Gender Pay Statement 2022

What is the gender pay gap?

Under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, all businesses with over 250 employees are required to publish their gender pay gap calculations.

The gender pay gap measures the difference in the average hourly rate of pay and bonuses paid between all the men and women in a Company. This is expressed as both a mean (i.e. average) and median (i.e. the middle rate when listed in numerical order).

The gender pay gap is very different to equal pay. Equal pay refers to men and women receiving equal pay for equal work, which is a legal requirement in the UK. All men and women across Alfa Leisureplex Group are paid equally for equivalent roles in our business.

Gender pay reporting period

This report covers the gender pay gap report to the snapshot date of 5th April 2021.

Alfa Leisureplex Group and gender pay 2022

At Alfa Leisureplex Group our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations in providing a memorable, high quality holiday experience for our guests, characterised by professional standards of service and a warm and friendly welcome.  To deliver our mission we look for employees who naturally share our core values, which not only ensures we continue to build on the high levels of customer service provided to our guests, but also make the Company a great place to work for all of our team.

Alfa Leisureplex Group is an employee owned Group, comprising the businesses of Leisureplex Hotels Limited, Alfa Travel Limited and Alfa Coaches Limited. As an employee owned group, our employees are not only our workforce but our majority shareholders as well.  We are committed to ensuring that our Group encourages employee innovation and involvement and provides an inclusive culture for our diverse workforce, regardless of gender, nationality, age or background.

As a business operating in the hospitality industry, our ability to operate was significantly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic throughout 2020 and 2021 with the vast majority of our employees on furlough during the period. This has resulted in only 25 employees for the Group and 7 employees for Leisureplex being classified as ‘full pay relevant pay employees’ during the period under the gender gap reporting regulations. As such, the results for this year are significantly affected by this and as a result we have also included our results from 2020 in this statement; our last reporting period that was representative for our workforce as a whole.

In 2021, our Group median and mean gender pay were 59.9% and 39.5% respectively. This has been significantly increased as a result of requirements of the business throughout the period of National Lockdown, which affected the roles that were required to work. The only employees classes as full pay relevant employees were either in the management team, that has a higher proportion of men, or the reservations team that has a higher proportion of women.

During the period we were able to operate, some operational bonuses were paid with the mean and median gaps both negative for the Group at -50.5% and -33.3% respectively. Bonuses paid during the period were also significantly affected by the pandemic and in a normal trading year we would expect the gap to be much closer, albeit it was still negative in the last reporting period.

Gender pay calculations at 5 April 2021

Leisureplex Hotels Limited is an employer required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2020.

This involves carrying out six calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of males and females in our Company.

Leisureplex Hotels Limited is part of the Alfa Leisureplex Group and as the trading and operations of the individual Limited Companies are heavily integrated we have chosen to voluntarily report our gender pay data for the Group as a whole.

 

Leisureplex Hotels Limited

(statutory disclosure)

Alfa Leisureplex Group consolidated

(voluntary disclosure)

Gender pay gap: mean

48%

39.5%

Gender pay gap: median

25.9%

59.9%

Bonus: mean

-11.6%

-50.5%

Bonus: median

-9.4%

-33.3%

Proportion of men who received a bonus

13.3%

27.3%

Proportion of women who received a bonus

21.7%

22.3%

Proportion of employees in the:

Men %

Women %

Men %

Women %

Lower quartile pay band

50.0

50.0

NIL

100.0

Lower middle quartile pay band

50.0

50.0

NIL

100.0

Upper middle quartile pay band

100.0

NIL

83.3

16.7

Upper quartile pay band

100.0

NIL

66.7

33.3

 

Alfa Leisureplex Group and gender pay 2021

In 2021, we were pleased to report that both our Group median and mean gender pay gap of 7.1% and 11.9% respectively,  are significantly below the provisional 2020 UK median and mean reported by the Office of National statistics of 15.5% and 14.6% respectively*.  Furthermore at a Group level our median gender bonus gap is nil and our mean gap is 2.1% (i.e. women average more then men).

Our analysis shows that our current gap in pay is mainly driven by two things;

 

A lower proportion of women than men in senior

We have always believed and continue to believe in recruiting the best person for every role regardless of gender.  Whilst at the top level our Group Executive Board a 50/50 split between male and female, the rest of our management team has a higher proportion of males.  In particular there are a higher proportion of men in our hotel management, traffic operations, Kitchen, Driver and Non Executive Director roles.  The gender imbalances we face are in line with issues common to our industry and the UK in general, with regards to certain professions such as Kitchen and Driver roles being dominated by men.

 

Career and lifestyle choices

Our male employee owners are more likely to choose roles which pay premiums, reflecting work away from home, or unsociable hours when a shift premium is paid.

As a Group we offer a range of family friendly policies and there is a greater uptake of these arrangements by our female employee owners, which due to the treatment of such arrangements in the relevant calculations contributes to a wider gender pay gap and bonus gap.

 

What we are doing to address our gender pay

We operate family friendly policies and flexible working, supporting our employee owners in returning to work and continuing in their careers following periods of parental leave.

We ensure all of our training programs are inclusive and encourage balanced intake of applications from both female and male applicants alike.

We regularly review the roles within our organisations to ensure we offer a diverse and flexible range of working arrangements.

We have elected employee representatives at all of our locations, who represent our employee base and have a channel of communication with our Trustee Board of Directors and Executive Board of Directors, ensuring an inclusive and consultative culture throughout our Group.

We have introduced Equality and Diversity training for all of our management team across the Group.

We expect that our gender pay will close once we are able to report a period that is not affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Gender pay calculations at 5 April 2020

Leisureplex Hotels Limited is an employer required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2020.

This involves carrying out six calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of males and females in our Company.

Leisureplex Hotels Limited is part of the Alfa Leisureplex Group and as the trading and operations of the individual Limited Companies are heavily integrated we have chosen to voluntarily report our gender pay data for the Group as a whole.

 

Leisureplex Hotels Limited

(statutory disclosure)

Alfa Leisureplex Group consolidated

(voluntary disclosure)

Gender pay gap: mean

7.4%

11.7%

Gender pay gap: median

2.3%

7.4%

Bonus: mean

23.1%

2.1%

Bonus: median

Nil%

Nil%

Proportion of men who received a bonus

61.4%

65.7%

Proportion of women who received a bonus

65.3%

68.5%

Proportion of employees in the:

Men %

Women %

Men %

Women %

Lower quartile pay band

43.2

56.8

45.8

54.2

Lower middle quartile pay band

45.0

55.0

42.3

57.7

Upper middle quartile pay band

53.4

46.6

53.6

46.4

Upper quartile pay band

54.2

45.8

61.4

38.6

 

Accuracy of gender pay calculations

I confirm that our data has been calculated according to the requirements of The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

Emma Russell

Managing Director

4 October 2021

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