Gender Pay Gap

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. We are committed to maintaining 10 apprentices on an annual rolling basis.

As part of our 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 having 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, we have adopted, the Gender Pay Gap has improved.