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Gender Pay Gap Reporting and its Impact on HR, HR Bullets

September 2015

The government has committed to introducing regulations that require businesses with at least 250 employees to publish details of their gender pay gap (i.e. the difference in pay between male and female employees) with the aim of providing greater transparency in an employer’s pay practices.

A consultation which has sought views about the details of these reports closed on 6 September, and it is expected that the results will be published this winter.

Guaranteeing equal pay for work of equal value to men and women is undoubtedly a creditable objective; however will these regulations achieve this goal?

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