Gender pay gap

Gender pay gap reporting legislation will require large employers to publish their overall mean and median gender pay gaps from 2018. Under the new laws, employers will have to calculate their gender pay gap from April 2017 and publish the details by April 2018.

Our webinar on preparing for gender pay gap reporting is now available on-demand.


Gender pay gap peaks for women aged 50-59

The gender pay gap widens as women get older because men “accumulate more experience than women” in their careers, according...

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BBC China editor departure prompts call for equal pay analysis

8 Jan 2018

Employers should urgently consider equal pay analysis, a lawyer has said, following the departure of BBC’s China editor who claimed...

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Five employment law developments to watch out for in 2018

22 Dec 2017

2018 sees a number of significant domestic employment law developments, including the response to the Taylor report, delayed as the...

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Companies that do not respond to EHRC's informal requests for compliance could be investigated or ultimately face a fine

EHRC: Publish your gender pay gap or face an investigation or fines

19 Dec 2017

Companies that fail to comply with their gender pay gap reporting duties could face “unlimited” fines and convictions, according to...

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Sir Jeremy Heywood said that the civil service gender pay gap was still "a matter of concern"Dinendra Haria/REX/Shutterstock

Civil service departments reveal gender pay gap

19 Dec 2017

A number of civil service departments have published their gender pay gaps today, with the Department for Transport recording the...

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Hugo Boss at New York Fashion Week. In the UK the company changed its gender pay gap submission from a mean of 0% to 33% after an investigation by the FT. Photo: Stephen Lovekin/WWD/REX/Shutterstock

Some gender pay gap reporting “statistically improbable”

8 Dec 2017

Companies submitting their gender pay gaps are getting their sums wrong and providing statistically impossible numbers, according to an equal...

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Top 10 HR questions November 2017: Gender pay gap reporting looms large

7 Dec 2017

Employers have just under five months left to publish their gender pay gap reports. Most employers covered by the gender...

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EasyJet blames lack of female pilots for 52% pay gap

28 Nov 2017

EasyJet has pointed to a dearth in the number of female pilots as the main reason for its huge 52%...

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Employers reluctant to report gender pay gap figures, finds XpertHR

24 Nov 2017

Employers are holding back from publishing their gender pay gap figures, despite having already carried out the calculations required under...

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RAD Awards 2018 shortlist announced

20 Nov 2017

The shortlist for the RAD Awards, which celebrate the brightest and best in recruitment advertising, has now been announced.

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Which names attract the highest and lowest pay?

8 Nov 2017

Being a man called Ed could be the key to maximising your pay, earning you more than three times the...

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Gender pay gap risks serious damage to employers’ reputations

3 Nov 2017

Employers face a serious threat to their reputations from mandatory gender pay gap reporting, research has revealed.

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The CMI/XpertHR research found the overall gender pay gap to be 26.8%; in HR it was just 10.0%.

Female HR managers earn £4,500 less than male colleagues

25 Sep 2017

Female HR managers earn £4,500 less than their male counterparts – equivalent to a gender pay gap of 10% –...

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Acas study urges higher take-up of flexible working 

13 Sep 2017

A report published today by Acas calls for more flexible working for parents returning to work after parental leave as...

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Anne Milton: Offering returnships will give women real options over their career path.

Minister for Women Anne Milton on why returnships matter

28 Aug 2017

As the Government announces four new returnship programmes for the public sector and launches a consultation on how to support...

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