31/01/2017

Help for employers on gender pay gap reporting

NEWS

ACAS and the Government Equalities Office have published guidance and fact sheets to help employers comply with the gender pay reporting regulations.   You can access the resources here.

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 require employers with 250 or more employees to publish annual calculations on the pay gap between their male and female employees.  The regulations are expected to come into force on 6th April 2017 and you can read our previous article explaining the reporting requirements in more detail here.  Employer must publish their first report by 4th April 2018.

The ACAS resources include a guide, produced in conjunction with the Government Equalities Office, on ‘Managing gender pay reporting in the private and voluntary sectors’, as well as fact sheets covering ‘Gender pay reporting: obligations for employers’ and ‘The top ten myths about gender pay reporting’. 

ACAS have also produced a template notification for employers to use when informing their employees of the employer’s obligation to gather and publish gender pay information. 

COMMENT

Nicola Butterworth comments: "These resources will be welcomed by employers as they not only explain the requirements of gender pay gap reporting but they also provide some guidance around the format of the report and steps which could be taken to reduce any pay gap."