What information will employers be required to publish under the gender pay gap reporting duty?

The draft Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016 set out the details of the gender pay gap reporting duty. Under the draft Regulations, employers will be required to publish:

  • the difference in mean pay between male and female employees;
  • the difference in median pay between male and female employees;
  • the difference in mean bonus pay between male and female employees;
  • the proportion of male and female employees who received bonus pay; and
  • the number of male and female employees in each quartile of their pay distribution.

The Government has indicated (in its consultation on mandatory gender pay gap reporting for public-sector employers) that the Regulations will be amended to include an additional requirement to publish the difference in median bonus pay.

The pay information must be based on data from a specific pay period every April, from April 2017. The bonus information must be based on the preceding 12-month period.