Employers begin to publish gender pay gap data on Government’s website

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The Gender Pay Gap legislation came into force on 6 April 2017 and applies to private and voluntary sector employers with 250 or more employees. We are starting to see the first gender pay gap reports being published on the Government’s gender pay gap data website.

The reports published to date contain the mandatory information required by the Regulations including:

  • percentage figures for the gender pay gap and gender bonus gap using both the mean and median average
  • proportion of men and women within each pay quartile
  • the name of the person who has signed off the employer’s gender pay gap report.

The website does not provide a facility to include any voluntary narrative with the report, however, employers can include a link to their gender pay gap report on their own website where a narrative can be displayed. This can be useful in explaining any anomalies or setting out action that the employer is taking to tackle any pay gaps.

If you would like any advice or support with preparing your gender pay gap report please contact David Smedley or Andrew Rayment.