Analysis of the bonus gap

Our bonus gaps have reduced significantly in 2022 following a temporary increase in 2021 due to specific bonus arrangements for work related to the COVID-19 response, which disproportionately benefited male colleagues.

Whilst our bonus gaps have improved, there is still more to do. Several changes were made to UKSA’s in-year recognition schemes (considered as bonuses for the purposes of this report), to enable greater numbers of colleagues to become eligible for awards, improving inclusivity.

These changes include simplifying award types and associated criteria, linking awards more closely to our strategic objectives, and broadening the scope of awards to recognise both individual and team effort. These changes were designed to make sure all groups are being recognised fairly and equitably.

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