CIPP survey on Gender Pay Gap Reporting experiences

27 February 2018

As we head towards the end of the first year of Gender Pay Gap Reporting (GPGR), the policy team has created a short survey to find out more about your what your experience has been over the last year or so, both as you prepared for the first snapshot dates and then as you worked with your data to calculate each figure and subsequently report the results.

The survey should not take more than ten minutes of your time unless you have a lot to say in the free text boxes which we positively welcome.

We are interested in hearing what the positives, the negatives and lessons learnt from this first year and what plans you have going forward.

We held a policy think tank recently on this very subject and we want to provide the opportunity to all who couldn’t attend to share your thoughts and experiences specifically from the perspective of the payroll professional who serves the reporting employer. There are many different areas of expertise that are called upon to comply with GPGR, to name but a few:

  • Software development
  • In-house payroll professional
  • Specialist payroll bureaux
  • Accountants or bookkeeper
  • Consultancy
  • Training and education
  • Technical author

Whilst recognising that it is still early days, we will be looking to discover what the impact or perceived impact has been to an organisation as a result of the publication of their figures.

To date 926 employers have uploaded their report to the gender pay gap viewing service; this figure is increasing in pace on a daily basis but is still only just over 10% of the 9,000 employers who should be reporting by 30 March (public sector) and 4 April (private and voluntary sector).

This survey closes midnight on Wednesday 28 February.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your experiences.