Equity, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion are central to everything we do at The Barnet Group. We want to create a workplace where everyone can be themselves and knows they can reach their full potential.

We value our people and respect and celebrate their differences. We’re proud that our colleagues come from different backgrounds and have varied outlooks, and we know that bringing together these experiences and unique points of view makes us a stronger organisation and better able to serve our diverse customers.

We want to create a place that works for everyone, and we are looking for committed, passionate people to join us.

TBG Network groups

We are always looking for ways to support our colleagues and have committed to create staff networks and support groups.

  • Ethnicity – Our Race Equality Steering Group supports staff from ethnic minority backgrounds and allies and is championing our work to strengthen race equality within our organisation. This includes driving our Race Equality Action Plan, which is an important part of our wider equalities and improvement work as we strive to find ways to become a more efficient and effective business with equality of opportunity and outcome for our people and our customers.
  • Gender – We aim to support all genders at TBG and have created a Men’s circle and women’s group enabling staff to reach their full potential. We look to influence the culture and behaviours of the organisation to be more supportive to our peoples personal and professional growth, well-being, self-care.
  • LGBTQ+ staff and community group – supports TBG on LGBTQ+ issues, The group educates staff and the wider community about LGBTQ+ identities and experiences. This fosters a more inclusive and understanding environment for everyone. The group provides a safe and supportive space for LGBTQ+ staff, where they connect with others who share their experiences, find mentors, and access resources.
  • Staff DisabilityForum – Supporting TBG to become disability confident and improve the work environment for those with visible and non-visible disabilities. The network raises awareness around barriers that society imposes for the disabled and is solution focused to combat them. 
  • People Network – Each directorate provides a representative who meet to problem solve barriers in the workplace for staff and marginalised groups.

Gender Pay Gap: The Barnet Group has a mean gender pay gap of 4.6%, and a median gender pay gap of -2.5%. This is significantly below the figure for organisations in the same sector and significantly below the figures for organisations with a similar financial turnover, and those with a similar number of employees.

Within The Barnet Group, we have three companies which directly employ staff – Barnet Homes, Your Choice Barnet (YCB), and TBG Flex. Of these, only Barnet Homes meets the requirements for statutory publication. However, in the interests of transparency, we have chosen to share the details of all three employers in addition to the consolidated report for the Group.

Although we have shown less of a pay gap than many others, we are keen to eliminate this and we are taking positive action by supporting women to progress to higher paid jobs and by measuring progress. Like the majority of businesses, we recognise that to close the gap entirely will be a challenge. However, we believe that we have made significant steps are our future plans will ensure we make further progress to rectify this.

The Gender Pay Gap Reports in full for all three companies, plus a consolidated report can be viewed by clicking the links below:

Ethnicity pay gap

We have committed to reviewing the ethnicity pay gap as part of our Race Equality Action Plan in 2021. We will publish the results and identify any action we can take to improve equality within our business.

EDI Annual Report

Click here to view our publications where you can download our EDI Annaul Reports.

The Halo Code

The Barnet Group has adopted The Halo Code, the UK’s first Black hair code. No Black employee should have to change their natural or protective hairstyle in order to thrive at work. We hope that the Halo Code will move us one step closer to a world free from discrimination, where all Black members of our community have their identities fully recognised and celebrated.

The Code: “Our workplace champions the right of staff to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black employees’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance. We celebrate Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps. In this workplace, we recognise and celebrate our colleagues’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on an employee’s ability to succeed.”