FTAO: The Head of Human Resources
[Name of employer]
As a [concerned member of the public/customer/prospective customer/shareholder/prospective shareholder/investor/prospective investor], I would like to know how fair you are as an employer in terms of what you pay your staff.
Therefore, would you please tell me the pay ratio between:
(1) your highest and average (median) paid employees, and/or
(2) your highest and lowest paid employees.
Please also tell me the financial year to which these apply.
I plan to submit this information to the free-to-access Pay Compare website at www.paycompare.org.uk which is mapping pay dispersion across the UK in order to inform key stakeholders and the general public.
Hopefully you will write back with your pay ratio/s. If so, the ratio/s you provide will be entered on the Pay Compare website against your organisation's name, demonstrating your commitment to fair and transparent pay and modelling your best practice in this area for others to follow.
Alternatively, you can submit your pay ratio/s directly to Pay Compare via the quick and easy online form at their website: www.paycompare.org.uk. Organisations submitting their pay ratios online are given permission to use the Pay Compare Mark to publicly demonstrate their commitment to fair and transparent pay.
To provide the fullest information possible to stakeholders, if you write back advising that you do not want to provide details of your pay ratios the Pay Compare website will be updated to show that your organisation has formally declined this request to provide your pay ratios.
Thank you for your kind attention to this matter and I look forward to receiving the requested information.
[Your organisation where provided]
[Your email address]
cc: Pay Compare