Gender Pay Gap draft regulations published
09 December 2016
The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 have been laid before Parliament for approval before coming into force on 6 April 2017.
The regulations will bring into force the mandatory gender pay gap reporting requirements for private and voluntary sectors with over 250 employees.
In particular, employers will be required to publish the difference between the average hourly rate of pay paid to male and female employees; the difference between the average bonus paid to male and female employees; the proportions of male and of female employees who receive bonuses; and the relative proportions of male and female employees in each quartile pay band of the workforce.
Government will be working with employers to prepare for April 2017 and providing guidance to support them.
The regulations for public sector employers will be published in due course.