National Car Parks – Gender Pay Gap Report 2023


Legislation came into effect in April 2017, requiring all UK companies with 250 or more employees to publish gender pay gap information. .

This report contains NCP’s 2023 gender pay gap information, as required under The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

The gender pay gap shows the difference between the average pay of all women and the average pay of all men, irrespective of any differences in the work they do. As a result, it’s affected by how the workforce is made up, including the numbers of men and women in different types of jobs and at different levels of the organisation.

The methodology for the creation of the data for the report follows the UK Government guidance and as such the following is reported:

  • Gender pay gap – the difference between the median, and also the mean, hourly rate of pay for men and for women, based on the April 2023 pay period.
  • Gender bonus gap – the difference between the median, and the mean, value of bonus pay for men and for women over the 12 months to April 2023.
  •  Bonus proportions – the proportions of men and women who received bonus pay during the 12 months to April 2023.
  • Quartile pay bands – if the total workforce was put in order of hourly rate of pay and then split into four groups of equal size, or quartiles, this is the proportions of men and women in each of the four groups.

The legislation requires average pay to be calculated in two different ways, using the median and also the mean:

Median –  if all women were lined up in order of their pay, and so were all men, the median pay for men and the median pay for women would be the pay of the individual in the middle of each line.The median gender pay gap compares these two values. The median indicates the typical situation in the middle and is less affected by any extreme at the top or bottom.

Mean –  to calculate the mean level of pay for women and for men, the pay of all women is added together and then divided by the number of women, and the pay of all men is added together and then divided by the number of men. The mean gender pay gap compares these two values.The mean is more affected by any particularly high or low values within a group

Our Workforce

Our workforce is predominately male, and out of 978 colleagues reported 82% are male, and only 18% are female. This percentage is noticeably higher than reported for 2022 (78.5%)



Mean and Median Pay Gap








Ordinary Pay Mean

23.8% Higher for Women

15.86% Higher for Women

12.5% Higher for Women

6.7% Higher for Women

13.26% Higher for Women

19.56% Higher for Women

Ordinary Pay Median

11.62% Higher for Women

21.27 % Higher for Women

9.3% Higher for Women

4.98% Higher for Women

14.46% Higher for Women

6.62% Higher for Women


Gender Pay by Quartiles

2017 Q1 - Upper

2017 Q2 - Upper Middle

2017 Q3 - Lower Middle

2017 Q4 - Lower

W 79 M 230

W 53 M 257

W 30 M 279

W 48 M 262

W 25.57%

W 17.10%

W 9.71%

W 15.48%

2018 Q1 - Upper

2018 Q2 - Upper Middle

2018 Q3 - Lower Middle

2018 Q4 - Lower

W 74 M 240

W 41 M 273

W 39 M 277

W 59 M 255

W 23.5%

W 13.05%

W 12.42%

W 18.78%

2020 Q1 - Upper

2020 Q2 - Upper Middle

2020 Q3 - Lower Middle

2020 Q4 - Lower

W 106 M 254

W 67 M 293

W 61 M 299

W 42 M 318

W 29.5%

W 18.6%



2021 Q1 - Upper

2021 Q2 - Upper Middle

2021 Q3 - Upper Middle

2021 Q4 - Lower

W 71 M 189

W 62 M 198

W 89 M 170

W 0 M 258

W 27.30%

W 23.85%

W 34.36%

W 0%

2022 Q1 - Upper

2022 Q2 - Upper Middle

2022 Q3 - Lower Middle

2022 Q4 - Lower

W 26 M 165

W 35 M 156

W 42 M 149

W 60 M 131


W 18.3%

W 21.9%

W 31.4%

2023 Q1 - Upper

2023 Q2 - Upper Middle

2023 Q3 - Lower Middle

2023 Q4 - Lower

W 67 M 152

W 44 M 176

W 27 M 192

W 18 M 202


W 20%

W 12.33%

W 08.18%










Bonus Mean

102.74% Higher for Women

86.35% Higher for Women

164.67% Higher for Women

0% Higher for Women

24.4% Higher for Men

29.98% Higher for Women

Bonus Median

100% Higher for Women

80% Higher for Women

0% Difference

100% Difference

37.5% Higher for Men

16.67% Higher for Women

Proportion of men receiving a bonus







Proportion of women receiving bonus








Findings and Looking Ahead

Summary and Organisational Context

Having looked at our results in detail, we have identified that while our pay gap favours women in our workplace, we acknowledge that this is due to women contributing to such a small percentage of our workforce. While women are more likely to be in senior or higher paid position, the bonus figures indicate that they are less likely to receive a bonus payment annually. However, their bonuses are paid at a significantly higher rate

At NCP, all colleagues are paid based on the role they undertake for the business. For example, every front-line colleague is paid the appropriate hourly rate irrespective of any personal factors and our pay rates are reviewed annually. Appropriate pay is based on work function and level they work at and is inclusive of any living allowances afforded to the geographical area. This is the same approach we take for all other roles. Not only do we pay all our colleagues fairly and ensure they have access to the same opportunities, our pay and benefits are also distributed fairly across the business

With over 800 Car parks throughout the UK, NCP acknowledges that customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and we are proud that our workforce reflects this diversity.

We are totally committed to building and fostering a constructive and positive relationship with all our colleagues and believe that by being open and transparent with this data it will demonstrate that commitment, as well as attracting talent and boosting colleague engagement.

Closing the Gap

NCP has always been an organisation where people can thrive and develop regardless of their gender or background, and we will continue to offer fair, equitable pay to all colleagues. We are committed to reporting our gender pay gap on an annual basis. I confirm that our data has been calculated according to the requirements of The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

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