Gender pay reporting: what now? Learning from the first year of mandatory reporting and how to address pay gaps

Past HR Network Event

21 June 2018

Event resources

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Gender pay gap reporting: what now?
Duncan Brown, IES

Gender pay gap: Closing it together
Jisha Hales, Government Equalities Office

Gender pay gap: FDM Group
Lara Plaxton, FDM Group

LSE: Gender pay gap reporting
Lisa Morrow, Acting Head of Policy and Employee Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science

Gender pay resource hub

Visit the IES gender pay resource hub

This workshop covered such topics as:

  • How employers have responded to the first year of the mandatory reporting requirement.

  • Analysis of their reported data and narrative reports.

  • Research as to the effectiveness of measures employers can implement to reduce gaps.

  • Case studies from public and private sectors.

  • Next steps – ethnicity and disability gaps.


Duncan Brown, Head of HR Consultancy, Institute for Employment Studies


Jisha Hales, Lead on Gender Pay Gap reporting in the Public Sector, Government Equalities Office

Lara Plaxton, Head of HR, FDM Group

Lisa Morrow, Acting Head of Policy and Employee Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science

Louise Handley, Head of Policy and Employee Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science

Event details

The gender pay reporting requirement started slowly, with fewer than 200 of the 9,000 employers having reporting in the first six months. But with the first year’s reports in from April 2018, what did we learn from the published data? What do the six required statistics tell us and what did employers choose to describe in their voluntary narratives?

Even more importantly, how will organisations be reporting in the coming years and what should you be doing to support the reduction of disclosed gaps over time?

Using evidence and data from their academic research for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), analyses of all published reports, research case studies and their client work across all sectors of the economy, IES experts offered practical and evidence-based knowledge to support improved reporting and the closure of gender pay gaps.