Prepare now for Gender Pay Reporting – Frettens Solicitors

  28th February 2017       Robert Bond FIRP
 Employment, Accounting & Finance, CIPD, Company News, Executive Search, Human Resources, Office & Commercial, Recruitment

The law requiring employers to publish a gender pay gap report will come in from 6th April 2017 which will mean that employers with 250 or more employees will have to publish the hourly pay gap and annual bonus gap between men and women. Businesses will have up to a year to publish the information on their own website. The reporting will include information about the average pay and bonus pay across the organisation, as well as information on the number of men and women within each quartile of the company’s pay distribution.

Employers need to ensure that they will comply with the requirements of the legislation and prepare now if they are not doing so already.

The government has published The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017, which extend the duty to publish annual gender pay gap reports to public sector employers with over 250 employees.

These broadly reflect The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, which apply to (most) private sector employers with over 250 employees.

The main differences between the two sets of Regulations are:-

– The public sector duty takes effect as part of the existing public-sector equality duty, rather than as a standalone requirement

– The ‘snapshot’ date, on which certain pay information will focus, is 5 April for private sector employers, but 31 March for public sector employers.

Contact Frettens Solicitors for more information at or on 01202 499255 and Paul, Kate or Andrew will be happy to discuss any questions with you.

Don’t forget you can still join us for Bond Williams’ free legal yearly update with Paul Burton from Frettens Solicitors on March 7th 2017 who will be giving an overview of the legalities of both new and current employment law legislation.  Book your place here >





Robert Bond FIRP


Rob has a background in Sales and IT recruitment with over 25 years of experience in these sectors. He heads up the IT and Accountancy Divisions of Bond Williams and is also responsible for Bond Williams internal Operations and Finance. Alongside Claire, he is responsible for the overall growth and …

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