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Gender Pay Gap Reporting – impact on ICAEW members

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations came in to effect on 6th April 2017. It is now a legal requirement for organisations with over 250 eligible employees to publish an annual report on their gender pay gap.

Find a range of resources to help you report and mend your gender pay gap.

Key ICAEW resources

ICAEW KNOW HOW - guides on how to report and address your pay gap.

  1. Gender Pay Gap Reporting: the Regulations
  2. The Gender Pay Gap: What is it and why does it matter
  3. The Gender Pay Gap: Mending the Gap
  4. Top tips for preparing your Gender Pay Gap Report

Gender Pay Gap reporting – February 2021 update

Six month suspension to the enforcement of gender pay gap regulations

Employers now have until 5 October 2021 to report their gender pay gap information for the 20/21 reporting year based on a snapshot date of 31 March 2020 for the public sector and 6 April 2020 for the private sector). The ECHR has confirmed that no enforcement action will be taken if the report is filed by the new deadline.

This follows on from last year when employers were allowed not to report at all due to COVID 19.

March 2020 update COVID-19: Gender pay gap reporting deadlines suspended

27 March 2020: Employers do not have to report gender pay gaps for 2019/20 following a government announcement that the deadlines were suspended for this reporting year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

More than a number podcast episode 3: Is inequality in the workplace inevitable?

We know there’s a gender pay gap, we know that the average gap is 11.9% in UK businesses over 250 people – but why are we not seeing more improvement? Why do women lose when it comes to bonuses? And when can a low gender pay gap be a bad thing?

ICAEW Webinar : Gender Pay – Mending the Gap

Jane Berney (ICAEW) and Katy Bennett (PwC) discuss the regulations, the issues that the first year of reporting have identified and offer some practical tips on what to do now.

Business and Management Faculty Webinar: What does your gender pay gap tell you?

Nigel Marriott, an independent statistician, will explain what your gender pay gap report tells you and just as important, what it doesn’t tell you.

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