Today is the deadline for reporting the gender pay gap. If you are a private organisation or charity with 250 or more employees, then you must report your 2018 gender pay gap figures to the Government Equalities Office by today. Failure to comply can lead to enforcement action from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, as well as a potentially unlimited fine. Businesses are also required to publish those figures on their website by midnight. This is the second year that organisations are required to report their gender pay gap following changes to the Equality Act.
Last year, data on the gender pay gap submitted showed women in 78% of organisations in the UK were paid more than women, and that there is no sector where, on average, women are paid more than men. With 25%, the construction sector had the worst average gender pay gap. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) will hope that the requirement to submit and make publicly available gender pay gaps will help encourage fairness and equality across all sectors.
Does my organisation need to report our gender pay gap?
Any business or charity with over 250 employees is required to publicly report their gender pay gap. While private businesses and charities were required to publish their gender pay gap by 4 April 2019, the deadline for public sector organisations was 30 March 2019.
Which dates must the gender pay gap report cover?
5 April 2018 – 4 April 2019 for private companies and charities
31 March 2018 – 30 March 2019 for public sector organisations
Where should my organisation’s gender pay gap be submitted?
You also need to publish the data and any supporting narrative you have written in an accessible place on your organisation’s website.
What data is required?
When reporting your organisation’s gender pay gap, you are required to submit:
Their mean gender pay gap
Their median gender pay gap
Their mean bonus gender pay gap
Their median bonus gender pay gap
The proportion of men who receive a bonus payment
The proportion of women who receive a bonus payment
The proportion of men and women in each quartile pay band
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