- Gender pay gap: consultation response and the draft regulations published (News, 12 February 2016)
- Relevant background
- Closing the Gender Pay Gap - the Government Response to the Consultation
- Consultation on The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016 (draft)
The government’s response to the consultation on closing the gender pay gap has been published. This confirms that employers with 250 or more employees will have to publish details of their gender pay gaps and the government will publicly display tables by sector of employers’ reported pay gaps, identifying and highlighting employers publishing particularly full and explanatory information. It may also name and shame employers known not to have complied. The government has also launched, at the same time, a consultation on a draft of The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016 which provide detail on what gender pay information will have to be published by employers including mean and median pay as well as mean bonus pay. The regulations provide for such information to be published by employers for three years on their websites in the UK. It is intended to commence the regulations on 1 October 2016 with employers being required to (a) do a data snapshot on 30 April 2017, and (b) publish their first gender pay information by 30 April 2018. Subsequent data collation and publication of gender pay information will be on an annual basis.
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