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Gender Pay Gap Report 2021

Yours Clothing was established in 1994 to provide women, often forgotten by UK retailers, with affordable, fashionable clothing regardless of size. We have dedicated our work on continuously improving our offering to women and are also able to extend our service to men through our “BadRhino” brand and to tall customers through the recent acquisition of the “Long Tall Sally” brand too. Our growth in the UK has been as a result of our talented, hard working employees whom we value greatly. We are proud of our growth as a business and the opportunities that it has given to our employees who have equal opportunities to shine, develop and earn. Due to us being largely recognised as a women’s fashion retailer, we attract mainly female applicants to work in our stores and, with the majority of our employees based in our retail stores, the net result is that Yours Clothing employee population is currently 95% female. The male staff we do have in our stores are paid equally to our female staff, and we are confident that our gender pay gap is as a result of the variety of roles in which men and women work within the organisation and the salaries that these roles attract. As part of the Government’s commitment to tackling gender inequality, UK companies with over 250 employees are required by law to publish calculations every year showing the pay gap between male and female employees. At Yours Clothing, we value inclusion and strive for equality and fairness for each and every team member. This year’s report shows some significant positive differences in all areas. This is a result of a combination of factors including an increase in the proportion of Males employed in the business but most significant was a change in the people included within the full pay relevant employees. The snapshot date was at a time that our retail stores were closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic with the majority of employees unable to be included as they were on furlough leave. The gender pay figures are therefore only inclusive of a skeleton staff working in our stores and the rest made up from Head Office and warehouse employees at the time so the roles being compared have less variation than in previous years reports. The following information is accurate as of the snapshot date of 5 April 2021, and shows our overall mean and median gender pay gap and bonus pay gap based on hourly rates of pay.

Total Employees

Gender & Bonus Pay Gap

The table below shows the percentage difference in overall mean and median pay and bonus between men and women across the whole company:

Mean Median
Hourly Pay Gap 28% 37%
Bonus Pay Gap 34% 51%

Proportion of males and females receiving a bonus payment

Out of a total of 729 employees, 172 employees received a bonus payment and 85% of these employees are female. In total 24% of all staff employed on the snap shot date received a bonus in the financial year 2020/2021.

Percentage of Females who received Bonus 21%
Percentage of Males who received Bonus 71%

We are pleased that we have been able to reward our employees this year with a bonus and we continue to look at our reward packages across the business.

Pay Quartiles

We have divided our employees into four equal-sized pay quartiles and shown below the percentage of males and females in each quartile.

Upper Quartile
Upper Middle Quartile
Lower Middle Quartile
Lower Quartile

There are 204 people employed in our Head Office and Warehouse, 32 of which are male and 172 female. Our Senior Leadership team is 60% female. Any gender pay gap that exists is a result of differentiating roles and not due to any variance in pay for like for like roles.

Going Forward

We are committed to reducing our gender pay gap and will continue to focus on women having the same opportunities for senior roles as men as well as continuing to support men and women to develop to the best of their potential.

I can confirm that the information contained within this report is accurate.

Anna Heather

Finance Director