Gender pay gap

Gender pay gap reporting legislation requires large employers to publish their overall mean and median gender pay gaps from 2018. Under the new laws, private and voluntary sector employers with 250 or more employees have to calculate their gender pay gap on 5 April each year, publishing their data on the Government’s gender pay gap reporting service by 4 April the following year.

For public sector organisations, the snapshot date is 31 March. Subsequent years’ data has to be published at intervals of not greater than one year beginning with the date of last publication.

Top law firm points to lack of clarity over including partners in gender pay sums

Leading UK-headquartered law firm Allen & Overy (A&O) has come under fire from MPs for failing to include £1.5m of...

Widen gender pay gap reporting to firms with over 50 staff, say MPs

2 Aug 2018

The gender pay gap reporting requirement should be widened to include organisations that employ more than 50 people and the...

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Women’s career development is as big a problem as the gender pay gap

30 Jul 2018

It’s not the pay differential that really gets under the skin of female employees, it’s the persistent feeling that men...

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Concerns grow over cyber security skills gap

24 Jul 2018

Last week in parliament, MPs and peers accused the government of lacking urgency in its work to tackle the shortage...

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Executive pay ratio reporting: Six issues for employers to consider now

18 Jul 2018

New legislation will require UK quoted companies with more than 250 employees to publish the pay ratio between their CEO...

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How does gender pay gap reporting affect transgender employees?

13 Jul 2018

The new gender pay gap reporting laws currently make no mention of transgender or non-binary employees – employers can only...

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UK employers outshine global competitors in gender pay equality

11 Jul 2018

Almost six in 10 UK employers are taking action to address their gender pay gap in response to the new...

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One in six employers may have misreported gender pay gap

4 Jul 2018

As many as one in six organisations have reported their gender pay gap incorrectly, according to independent data analysis.

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The three most common mistakes made in gender pay gap reports

4 Jul 2018

Are organisations reporting their gender pay gap data correctly? The Government Equalities Office has issued recommendations on how data should...

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BBC settles equal pay dispute with Carrie Gracie

29 Jun 2018

Carrie Gracie, the BBC’s former China editor, has received a payout from the broadcaster after it emerged she had been...

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Four ways of presenting your gender pay gap: which works best?

20 Jun 2018

Last week, the Government Equalities Office released a report suggesting that people need more support when interpreting gender pay gap...

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Gender pay gap: PwC bans male-only candidate shortlists

4 Jun 2018

Accountancy giant PwC will no longer allow shortlists of candidates for any jobs in the UK that consist only of...

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Government reveals “pitiful” FTSE 350 excuses for lack of gender diversity

31 May 2018

The Government has revealed what it described as the “worst” explanations FTSE 350 chairs and CEOs have given for a...

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Jeremy Hunt vows to close NHS doctors gender pay gap

29 May 2018

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a review into how NHS doctors are paid in a bid to close the...

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How should employers respond if the EHRC threatens a gender pay investigation?

24 May 2018

Annelise Tracy Phillips, senior associate at Burges Salmon, looks at some of the problems enforcing the gender pay gap regulations,...

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