Gender pay reporting

01 April 2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 brings into force s.78 of the Equality Act 2010 which includes a power to require private and voluntary sector employers with 250 or more employees to publish information on their gender pay gap.

The Act specifies that the Secretary of State must make regulations for the purpose of requiring the publication of information showing whether there are differences in the pay of males and females.

These regulations must be made no later than 12 months after the passing of the Act so by 26 March 2016 large employers will need to adhere to gender pay reporting requirements.


CIPP comment

The Act also states that the Secretary of State must consult such persons as they think appropriate on the details of such regulations prior to publication. The CIPP Policy Team will of course be involved in any consultation and report to members and the profession accordingly.