With the deadline now behind us for gender pay gap reporting, it's not time for employers to file the paperwork away until next year. Acas policy adviser Simone Cheng looks at why the real work starts now.
As the deadline for both private and public sector employers to report their gender pay gap passed, almost eight in 10 organisations paid men more than women.
The deadline for employers to report their gender pay gaps passed at midnight on 4 April. At that point, 10,016 organisations had uploaded their data to the government's gender pay gap reporting website.
Private and voluntary sector companies with more than 250 employees have until midnight tonight to submit details of their gender pay gap.
Nine out of 10 public sector organisations paid men more than women in 2017, figures have revealed, as the deadline for public sector bodies to disclose their gender pay gap passed on 30 March.
With 10 days to go until the gender pay gap reporting deadline, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has warned that employers could face unlimited fines if they fail to publish their data.
The two remaining 'big four' accountancy firms have released pay gap figures after Deloitte and EY announced theirs earlier this month. The numbers reveal that PwC has marginally the widest gap.
Policies designed to help fathers in the workplace need reforming if Government is to meet the needs of 21st century families and tackle the gender pay gap, according to MPs.
The introduction of gender pay gap reporting has shifted the onus of responsibility for solving the gender pay gap to employers. As the Women and Equality Committee publishes its report on fathers and the workplace this week, Duncan Fisher examines the issue of fathers looking after children and says it's up to employers to push for a level playing field.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission consults on a draft policy to enforce gender pay gap reporting requirements for public-, private- and voluntary-sector employers.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the gender pay gap.