Gender pay reporting
In early 2017, The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations for private and voluntary-sector employers are expected to come into force. They will require all private and voluntary-sector employers with 250 or more employees to publish prescribed information about their gender pay gap results.
The results of the consultation to introduce mandatory gender pay gap reporting for large public sector bodies in England and certain public authorities operating across Great Britain is still to be confirmed, but expected to follow the private and voluntary sector requirements and timescales.
While the intention of equal pay is to ensure that men and women are paid the same for doing the same or similar work, the intention behind gender pay gap reporting is to increase the transparency of differences in pay between men and women in the workforce with the aim of closing the gender pay gap.