The Gender Pay Gap regulations came into force in the UK in April 2017, and require all private and voluntary-sector employers with 250 or more employees to publish data on their gender pay gap. The legislation is the most far reaching of its kind and has become the template for countries getting started on similar regulations.
In companies with a group structure, each legal entity will need to report its data. There is no legal requirement on smaller employers to report data, but they are encouraged to do so.
These companies must report the following statistics:
- Average Gender Pay Gap as a mean average
- Average Gender Pay Gap as a median average
- Average bonus gender pay gap as a mean average
- Average bonus gender pay gap as a median average
- Proportion of male and female employees receiving bonus payments
- Proportion of male and female employees by quartiles (i.e. when divided into four groups ordered from lowest to highest pay)
See ‘The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017’, listing the regulations for private and voluntary sector organisations.
See ‘The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017’, listing the regulations for public bodies.