Managing the gender pay gap

08 December 2017

Acas and the Government Equalities Office (GEO) have produced new guidance on managing the gender pay gap.

The guide offers employers, senior managers, line managers, HR personnel and Payroll and Reward professionals an explanation of what the gender pay gap is, and how to report on it in compliance with legislation. It also offers insight into the business benefits of taking effective action to address the challenges identified by analysing and reporting your gap. Employees and employee/trade union representatives will also find the guide useful for a general understanding of this developing area of employment law.

Throughout the guide, a legal requirement is indicated by the word ‘must’ - for example, an employer must base their pay reports on their pay situation in April each year. The word ‘should’ is used to indicate what Acas considers to be good employment practice.

Managing the Gender Pay Gap - December 2017