The Solicitors Regulation Authority has published its first ethnicity pay gap report. The ethnicity pay gap shows the difference between the mean or median hourly pay received by White staff and staff from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic background, employed at the regulator.
Around nine out of ten staff disclosed their ethnicity, with 66 per cent of the workforce being White and 26 per cent from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds.
The 2021 report shows that the mean pay gap is 21.5 per cent, and the median pay gap – which is the difference between the midpoint in the ranges – is 15 per cent. The gap is driven by a higher proportion of White staff in more senior positions (88 per cent of the upper pay quartile).