Gender Pay Reporting

Gender Pay Reporting: An online tool to show the gender pay gap by occupation has been launched by the Minister for Women and Equalities, Justine Greening.   As of the 6th of April 2017 firms with over 250 staff in the UK will be expected to publish their Gender Pay Gap report on their websites as well as in the government central database. click here to open the government web page..

The gender pay gap highlights the difference in the average pay for men and women in the work place. It is a valuable reporting tool to assess the levels of pay inequality within the UK.

If you have more than 250 employees your organisation must collect the data needed to conduct gender pay gap reporting as defined under s.83 of the Equality Act 2010 (this also includes apprentices & contract workers).

It may also be useful to collect historical data as this will facilitate a better understanding of the changes in the gender pay gap within your organisation.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Your organisation’s payroll data will be used to take a snap shot of the gender pay gap in your organisation.   Moving forward you will be required to update this information each year.

The data collected will be used to calculate:

  • The mean and median gender pay gap
  • The mean and median bonus gender pay gap
  • Proportion of males and females in each quartile

You must also provide a written affirmation that the data contained is accurate and includes an explanation of the results.


What To Do With The Results

You should analyse the results and take progressive action going forward. This will help to equalise your work force and, it has been suggested, could be a great PR exercise for your company.

You may wish to consider the following:

  • Ensure career progression and talent management schemes are working for women
  • Encourage female recruitment into typically male roles & vice versa
  • Ensure discrimination is appropriately addressed
  • Ensure family friendly leave is available for both men and women
  • Ensure flexible working arrangements are available

If you need any back dated reports or summaries to help you collate the relevant data regarding Gender Pay Reporting please get in touch with us via our contact page or call us on 01242 573 321.

If you need any advice about your obligations regarding Gender Pay Reporting get in touch with us via our contact page or call us on 01242 573 321.