Employers' duties under gender pay gap reporting commence

Implementation date: 5 April 2017

Employers with 250 or more employees in the private and voluntary sectors must calculate and publish on an annual basis the mean and median gender pay gap and how many men and women appear in each quartile of pay in their workforce. The pay gap information must be based on data as it is in the pay period in which 5 April falls in each year. The pay period is the period the employer usually pays the employee, whether weekly, fortnightly, monthly or a longer or shorter period. The first gender pay gap report must be published by 4 April 2018 and must be based on information as it is in the pay period in which 5 April 2017 falls.

There is a separate requirement to publish the difference between the mean and median bonus payments paid to men and women.