It has been mandatory for certain employers to report gender pay gap information for many years. This includes private employers with 250 or more employees on 5 April in a relevant year. Obligations include that these employers must publish their gender pay gap information on their own website and upload the information to a government website.
On 6 July 2023, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published the name of eight employers who have failed to report their gender pay gap data for 2022-23. One of the consequences of failing to comply with gender pay gap reporting is that the EHRC will publicly name and shame these employers. In 2021-22 there were 28 organisations who had failed to report gender pay gap data that were named and shamed by EHRC so the number of those failing to comply is falling.
Baroness Kishwer Falkner, Chairwoman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission is quoted to have said:
“The requirement to report data on the pay gap between men and women helps companies to understand and address pay inequality. Fairer workplaces attract staff, engage employees, and create productive work environments”.
The Government Equalities Office has produced a collection of statutory guidance to support employer through their process of gender pay gap reporting.
For more details of this please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gender-pay-gap-reporting-guidance-for-employers
Eight organisations named for failing to report gender pay gap datahttps://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/our-work/news/eight-organisations-named-failing-report-gender-pay-gap-data