Equality News Update: Gender pay gap – Men still earn more than women in most firms across the UK

Men earn more than women in 84% of the firms that have submitted their Gender Pay Gap report. This figure is from data gathered from around 1000 reports out 9000 that due by April 2018.  

  • The Gender Pay Gap report for organisations over 250 employees is due by 4 April 2018 for private and voluntary organisations and 30 March 2018 for public sector employers), covering a snapshot taken on 31 March 2017.
  • The risk involved in not complying with gender pay gap reporting is high in terms of potential reputational and financial damage.
  • Organisations cannot be punished for having a wide gender pay gap, but the EHRC can take action against organisations failing to publish their data, or for publishing misleading data.
  • Public Sector organisations in Scotland have further expectations placed on them due to Public Sector Equality Duty and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 with reporting on the Gender Pay Gap applying to organisations with 150 employees and over. [1] Note: This threshold might be lowered to 20 employees under proposals by the Scottish Government.

If you want to know more about the Gender Pay Gap, Equal Pay and Reporting, click the link below for our briefing on the topic:

FCE Briefing – Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Enforcement – Emerging Issues FEB18

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Find out more in the news at:

BBC News: Gender pay gap: Men still earn more than women at most firms

FT: Lloyd’s of London CEO chief says partnerships skew gender pay gap data

Independent: Vast majority of firms have a gender pay gap, show company reports

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Elric at Fife Centre for Equalities

Keeping a keen eye on equality-related issues and news. Development Officer at Fife Centre for Equalities.