Regulations on gender pay gap reporting for private and voluntary sectors introduced
Implementation date: 6 April 2017
The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/172) require employers with 250 or more employees in the private and voluntary sectors to calculate and publish on an annual basis details of their gender pay gap.
Employers are required to publish:
- the differences in mean and median pay between male and female employees, expressed as a percentage;
- the differences in mean and median bonus pay between male and female employees over the period of 12 months ending with the "snapshot" date of 5 April, expressed as a percentage;
- the proportion of male and female employees who were paid a bonus; and
- the proportion of male and female employees employed in quartile pay bands for the overall pay range.
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.