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Gender pay gap

Fiona Cuming Editor's message: Equal pay legislation has been around since the 1970s, giving men and women the right to claim equal pay where they perform "equal work".

The gender pay gap, however, covers the difference in the average earnings of men and women, regardless of their role or seniority. There are a variety of factors behind it, including the impact on women's career progression of taking time out of the labour market to have children, and career choices, with typical “male” subjects such as IT and science often leading to higher-paid roles.

To address the issue, the Government introduced a requirement for all large organisations to publish their gender pay gap information annually. This involves producing six key metrics, including the difference in the mean and median pay and bonus pay of men and women, along with the proportion of men and women in each of four quartile pay bands.

Fiona Cuming, employment law editor

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  • Date:
    6 June 2024
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

    Webinar: Using data-driven insights to drive HR impact

    This webinar includes an exclusive demonstration of our Pay Equity Analytics solution and our Compensation Planning solution.

  • Date:
    5 June 2024
    Type:
    News

    Gender pay gap will take 45 years to close

    The gender pay gap in the UK will not close for 45 years as companies struggle to promote women into senior roles, a report by PwC has found.

  • Date:
    5 April 2024
    Type:
    Commentary and insights

    Gender pay gap: findings from 2023 reporting

    This year marks the seventh time that organisations have had to report their gender pay and bonus gaps. While many still leave this to the very end of the reporting year, is progress nonetheless being made on closing these gaps? We look at the latest data.

  • Type:
    International

    Global minimum wage rates comparative table

    The table sets out the minimum wage rates for over 40 countries.

  • Type:
    International

    Global gender pay gap audits comparative table

    The table focuses on countries that require companies meeting defined criteria to carry out regular gender pay audits and report pay gaps.

  • Date:
    28 November 2023
    Type:
    Commentary and insights

    Demystifying the EU Pay Transparency Directive for UK employers

    To address the gender pay gap across its member states, the EU recently approved the Pay Transparency Directive (2023/970/EU). The Directive introduces reporting requirements and obliges employers to take steps to address pay inequalities, and must be transposed into national legislation by 7 June 2026. Rocio Carracedo Lopez, international legal editor at XpertHR, examines the new rules and discusses their implications for employers operating across the EU - and in the UK.

  • Date:
    28 November 2023
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

    Podcast: Gender pay gap reporting - a global view

    Gender pay gap reporting is now well established in the UK. But what approaches are being taken elsewhere in the world, and what difference might the new EU Pay Transparency Directive make? Elle Barreto and Ro Carracedo Lopez, international editors at XpertHR, answer these questions and more.

  • Type:
    International

    Global gender pay gap reporting comparative table

    This table focuses on countries that require companies meeting defined criteria to regularly report gender-disaggregated pay information without a broader audit.

  • Type:
    How to

    How to measure and report a gender pay gap

    Updated to refer to the latest national gender pay gap data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2023

  • Type:
    Letters and forms

    Gender pay gap report

    Updated to include the latest pay data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2023.