Research & Policy Current projects THE GENDER PAY GAP SERIES UK employers with over 250 employees are now required to report their gender pay gaps by April 2018; a law that The Fawcett Society has long campaigned for. We want employers to see this as an opportunity to address the productivity gap, as tackling workplace inequality could help 840,000 women into work and will allow them to reach their full potential. We are hosting a series of Gender Pay Gap reporting conferences with Neil Stewart Associates to help businesses drive positive change. THE GENDER PAY GAP CONFERENCE 2017 The Prime Minister has suggested that in addition to gender pay gap reporting, companies and public organisations will have to move toward reporting pay gap information by ethnicity, age and job grade. Companies and public organisations are moving into new forms of accountability driven by the government’s transparency agenda, although based on limited published data. This will have widespread implications for how companies and organisations are seen by the public, their customers and, very importantly, by their own staff and will almost inevitably result in simplistic league tables. 9,000 businesses with over 250 employees, plus public bodies, are now on a steep learning curve to report their gender pay gap by April 2018 and shape their response and reaction accordingly. The 2nd Annual Gender Pay Gap programme and broadcast will take place on Thursday 12th October 2017 – half way through this critical year – giving participants adequate time to measure your organisation’s preparations against best practice and ensure you are ready to report on time. Use this 12 hours of programme sessions and podcasts to benchmark your work against the best in the UK; see how other companies are approaching the challenge; and learn the most up–to-date solutions to meet the timetable for publication. The Gender Pay Gap Conference 2016 The conference, held in October 2016, introduced examples of best practice for businesses to emulate and panel discussions on how to meet the timetable and law for publication. WATCH THE FULL SERIES OF SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS FROM THE GENDER PAY GAP CONFERENCE HERE.READ THE GENDER PAY GAP CONFERENCE PRESS RELEASE HERE. GENDER PAY GAP REPORTING: MANAGING THE REGULATIONS This briefing was designed to help managers and directors stay on top of the regulations, take the right steps at the right time and use the best approaches for their sector. FIND OUT MORE AND DOWNLOAD THE SPEAKER SLIDE PRESENTATIONS HERE. Read more The Fawcett Society's campaigning led to new gender pay gap reporting legislation, which requires organisations with over 250 employees to publish data on their gender pay gaps, including bonuses, by April 2018. We want employers to see this as an opportunity to address the productivity gap, as tackling workplace inequality could help 840,000 women into work and would allow them to reach their full potential. Read more about our work here.