Date lodged: 15 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will change the National Performance Framework Indicator on gender pay to include men and women who work part time.
Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 22 March 2017
The measure used for the indicator is the pay gap in median hourly earnings (excluding overtime) between men and women working full-time in Scotland. The measure compares full-time workers as both men and women working part time earn less on average than full time employees, and a higher proportion of women work part time. The measure chosen matches the headline measure used by the Scottish Government, and the measure used by the Office for National Statistics for the UK and so allows comparison and provides consistency. Although there are no current plans to change the measure, the Scottish Government does plan to update the indicator page on the Scotland Performs website so that the latest figures and trends for all workers are provided as supplementary information.