HTS (Property & Environment) Ltd started trading on 1st February 2017, following the TUPE transfer of 313 staff, and are a company wholly owned by Harlow Council in Essex. HTS provides housing repairs and maintenance, environmental and capital/planned works services.

In our first 14 months of trading and amongst many other achievements, HTS have strived to ensure that their current and new employees are paid both fairly and equitably.

As part of this strategy, we are an accredited Living Wage and Disability Confident employer who also pay our apprentices this rate of pay. HTS recruited 6 apprentices with an excellent mix of equality and diversity in its first year of trading and will be recruiting a further 4 apprentices during 2018. We are committed to maintain 10 apprentices on an annual rolling basis.

As part of its organisational development and people strategy, we have wherever possible succession planned/promoted from within the business with many of the successful people being female and hence providing the opportunity to earn a higher level of salary.

HTS have also completed a salary alignment review over a period of 4 months to ensure fair and equitable pay and alignment where appropriate, to the relevant pay scales.

We believe that our Gender Pay Gap ‘snapshot’ of 5th April 2017 statistics after 2 months of  trading and actions over the following 14 months since our ‘go live’, shows that through the HTS organisational development and people strategy that we have adopted the Gender Pay Gap has improved.


Royal visit to Harlow

Royal visit to Harlow

Citizens Advice Harlow had the privilege of hosting Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal on Friday 11th September 2020. The event shone a light on the incredible work of the charity within the Harlow community. Her Royal Highness who has been the Patron of Citizens...

The New Norm at HTS

The New Norm at HTS

Please click on the link below to watch a short video where James Garrett from HNE Media is interviewing HTS employee Dee Mistry. You will hear them discussing issues around shielding, returning to work and “The New Norm at HTS”.