Consultation to shape extent of mandatory disclosures on gender pay differences

The Government has published a consultation on the rules which will implement an obligation on larger employers to make an annual disclosure of certain information on the pay of male and female employees.

The consultation is wide ranging and seeks comments on the content, frequency and manner of reporting. The rules are likely to apply to private and voluntary sector employers with at least 250 employees in Great Britain but the Government has also reopened the question of the size of employers (in terms of employee numbers) who will be required to report. There is no definition of employer so there is no clarity as to how the rules will apply to groups of companies.

Click here for the consultation.