Consultation on compulsory gender pay reporting for large employers

Close date: 6 September 2015

The Government consults on the issues surrounding the introduction of new rules 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 employees. The consultation asks for views on: allowing employers an additional narrative to put the figures in context; how often employers will have to publish gender pay information (for example, annually); employers' estimates of the cost and time needed to analyse and publish the figures; and any risks or unintended consequences that warrant dropping or modifying the gender pay reporting requirements. The consultation also asks when during the year employers should be required to publish the data.
Consultation document: Closing the gender pay gap - government consultation
Consultation outcome: Closing the gender pay gap: Government response