06 APRIL 2017

From today, organisations with at least 250 employees will be required to publish their gender pay gap data, with an estimated 9,000 employers affected.

The Fawcett Society has long campaigned for regulation to address the gender pay gap, which currently stands at 13.9% for full-time workers in the UK.

Fawcett Chief Executive Sam Smethers says:

“This is the most significant legal change since the Equal Pay Act and we strongly welcome it. For the first time large employers will be required to calculate and publish their gender pay gap.

“Employers should see it as an opportunity not a threat. Through gender pay gap reporting they can address the productivity gap and get the best person for the job at the right level. But we won’t close the gender pay gap until we truly enable fathers to share the care of their children, make all jobs flexible working unless there is a good business reason not to, and address the harmful segregation in our labour market which sees women concentrated in low paid work while men dominate higher paid or more senior roles.”

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Read more about the gender pay gap reporting regulations here. 


Read the latest on the gender pay gap here.