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what is meant by ‘the gender pay gap’ and other pay gaps related to protected characteristic, eg ethnicity and disability pay gaps
what recent reports from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal about these pay gaps
general causes or features of the gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps
ways in which an employer can assess causes of pay gaps that specifically affect its workforce, eg where in the organisation they are arising and factors contributing to them
measures an employer can implement or adopt to improve its pay gaps
It should be noted at the outset that the principal focus of the material in this Practice Note is the gender pay gap, due to the fact that this is the pay gap that has most extensively been researched and for which a mandatory reporting requirements applies for employers with 250 or more employees, see Practice Note: Gender pay gap reporting. Strategies used to understand the gender pay gap and measures to improve it will, however, also in many cases be transferable or able to be adapted for
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