Consultation on Gender Pay Reporting

July 27, 2015

Consultation on Gender Pay Reporting

Whilst the Equality Act 2010 requires public sector organisations to consider gender equality within their workplace as part of the Equality Duty and to publish relevant gender equality data, there is currently no requirement for employers in the private and voluntary sectors to do so. This is set to change, however, as the Government has launched an initial consultation, 'Closing the Gender Pay Gap', with a view to introducing regulations under Section 78 of the Act that will require employers in the private and voluntary sectors with at least 250 employees to publish information about the pay of their male and female workers.

The consultation questionnaire for responses can be completed online. The closing date is 6 September 2015.