28/04/2017

First Gender Pay Reports published on Government website

NEWS

The first gender pay gap figures have been published under the new reporting regime. 

DETAILS

As part of the Government’s plans to “end the gender pay gap in a generation” it has implemented “The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017” (“the Regulations”) which impose an obligation on private sector organisations to report on gender pay.  The Regulations came into force on 6 April 2017.

In the public sector, obligations in relation to gender pay gap reporting have been implemented by way of the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 (the “Public Sector Regulations”).  These came into force on 31 March 2017. 

Employers need to publish an annual report setting out the following:

  • Mean and median pay gap between full pay male and female employees;
  • Mean and median bonus pay gap between male and female employees;
  • The proportion of men and women who received a bonus; and
  • The proportion of full pay men and women in each salary quartile.

For some key information applicable to the Regulations and the Public Sector Regulations please click here.

The Government has a designated website onto which employers must upload their gender pay gap figures (as well as publishing their report on their own websites).  The figures from the first published reports can be found here.

 COMMENT

Graham Irons comments: “The first brave employers have now published their pay gap reports and details can be found here!” 

If you require any further information on the above, please contact a member of the team.