Payroll Legislation

Has Gender Pay Gap Reporting (Public Sector) Stopped due to COVID-19?

Legislation

Has Gender Pay Gap Reporting (Public Sector) Stopped due to COVID-19?

Due Date

Suspended for a year

Summary

Enforcement of the gender pay gap reporting requirements has been suspended for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

(This applies to the public sector in England only. See information about the private and charity sector in all regions here.)

Usually, mandatory gender pay gap reporting applies to all public sector employers:

• With 250+ employees in England only

• For employees who ordinarily work in Great Britain and whose contract is governed by UK legislation

Reporting Requirements & Enforcement in Previous Years

The gender pay gap must be reported on the employer’s public website within 12 months of the 31 March, and annually
thereafter. The report must be retained for three years online, contain the mean, median and quartile pay gap, and the mean and median bonus gap. The Equality & Human Rights Commission has launched a draft policy setting out their planned approach to enforcing the gender pay gap regulations.

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