Gender pay gap report

The gender pay gap legislation was introduced in April 2017 that requires all UK employers with 250 employees or more to publish data about their gender pay gap on the snapshot date of 5th April 2018.

The CVS (UK) Limited gender pay gap reflects the average pay for men and women across our UK business. It is not a comparison of pay rates for men and women doing work of equal value.

The CVS total median gender pay gap is 45.26%, (an increase of 0.16%). The UK’s median gender pay is 12.78%*. The CVS gender pay gap between April 2017 and April 2018 has shown there has been little change to the overall CVS total median gender pay gap in line with expectations.

In line with the sector, our UK workforce is made up of a high proportion of female Veterinary Nurses, Patient Care Assistants and Receptionists. By contrast our senior employees (therefore the highest paid) are male, these factors combined significantly influences our gender pay and bonus gaps.

A whole year has passed since the data included in this report and we have been working to address the gaps. At CVS we continue to be dedicated to the diversity and inclusion agenda and are committed to a long-term plan to deliver improvements in our gender pay gap.

You can read more about what we are doing to address our gender pay and bonus gaps at the end of this report.

Download CVS Group plc’s Gender Pay Gap Report 2018 (PDF 7.15MB)

*ONS Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings; 2018


Previous reports

Download CVS Group plc’s Gender Pay Gap Report 2017 (PDF 1.46MB)