Gender Pay Statement

Our commitment to equality in the workplace

Findings April 2021

As a UK employer with over 250 employees, we are required under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 to carry out Gender Pay Reporting.

The latest Gender Pay Statement has been completed within one calendar year of 5th April 2021.

The requirements involve six calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our organisation, and publishing these on our website (below) and a government website.


Difference Between the mean hourly rate: male v female


Difference between the median hourly rate: male v female


Difference between the mean bonus pay paid: male v female


Difference between the median bonus pay paid: male v female

Male – 0%    Female – 0%

Proportions of male and female employees who were paid a bonus

Written Statement

Amaze Umbrella Limited is compliant umbrella company. As an employer to UK contractors, freelancers and agency workers Amaze must include all of our employees to support Gender Pay Reporting requirements. Contractors, freelancers and agency workers work through multiple assignments with recruitment agencies, and an umbrella company offers these workers a single employer than having multiple employers each year. The employment and tax arrangements of an umbrella company see workers paid a minimum wage salary and a bonus. As a result, the figures we have provided above may not support the government’s aim with this legislation. ​It is also a worthy point to note that an umbrella company does not negotiate, nor is it otherwise involved in the determination of the worker’s rate of pay. All contractors, freelancers and agency workers have negotiated the rate of pay with a recruitment agency directly before sourcing employment with an umbrella. They are at liberty to decide whether or not to engage. As such pay rates vary widely by sector, skill set and experience. ​The contracting sector is generally a male dominated environment (with some notable exceptions) which is supported by our Male:Female ratio of almost 2:1. There are myriad reasons for this including that the more mature contractor markets are in traditionally male dominated sectors (e.g. IT, Engineering & Construction). ​It is also interesting to note that overall, the % of females in all pay quartiles is roughly in line with the 2:1 ratio of all employees with Amaze, but that females are represented slightly more proportionally in higher paid roles than lower ones.