Gender Pay Gap Reporting – 2020-2021 deadline reminder

14 September 2021

Since 2017, employers who have a headcount of 250 or above on the relevant ‘snapshot date’ are required to comply with gender pay gap reporting regulations. The calculations are based on employer payroll data, which is drawn from a specific date each year, known as the ‘snapshot date’.

Depending on the sector, there are two deadlines:

  • Most public authority employers must use a ‘snapshot date’ of 31 March and must report and publish their gender pay gap information by 30 March of the following year

  • Private, voluntary, and all other public authority employers must use a ‘snapshot date’ of 5 April and must report and publish their gender pay gap information by 4 April of the following year. In addition, these employers must also include a written statement

Due to the impact of Coronavirus, it was announced that the gender pay gap reporting deadline for 2019-2020 was suspended. Organisations were able to submit this information voluntarily if they wished. 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) announced that enforcement of gender pay gap reporting for the 2020-2021 reporting year (which used a ‘snapshot date’ of 31 March 2020 and 5 April 2020) will not begin until 5 October 2021. 

Due to this extension, employers will have until 5 October to report gender pay gap figures for the 2020-2021 via Gender pay gap service.


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