In early December 2016 the Government published its long-awaited final form draft regulations on gender pay gap reporting. These were formally approved by Parliament and made on 6 February, without any amendments to the final form draft of the regulations.
On 29 January Acas and the Government Equalities Office jointly published non-statutory Guidance, stated to be in draft pending the Parliamentary approval for the regulations. No substantive changes were expected, but the final version published on 3 April in fact included a number of changes and additions (see our blog post here). This version of our briefing is updated to reflect the final Guidance.
The new requirements apply to private sector employers with 250 or more employees from 6 April 2017. Employers need to take their first snapshot of pay data for 5 April 2017, and publish it by 4 April 2018.
Employers will need to consider carefully whose and which data to include, the timing of their report, and the extent to which they should include context and additional data in any accompanying narrative.
- Employers and employees covered
- Level of detail to be published
- Timing, place and manner of publication
- Practical advice
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