Mandatory gender pay gap reporting

A government amendment to the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 2014-2015 will introduce mandatory gender pay reporting for large companies.

Background information

Section 78 of the Equality Act 2010, which enables government to make regulations requiring companies employing 250 or more people to publish information about differences in the pay of male and female employees, has not been commenced. The new clause will place a duty on the Secretary of State to make the necessary regulations within 12 months of the enactment of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission welcomed the news on 11 March 2015.