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

Thu 21 Jun 2018 09:30
Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ


The gender pay reporting requirement started slowly, with fewer than 200 of the 9,000 employers covered reporting in the first six months. But with the first year’s report due by April 2018, what have we learnt from the published data so far? What are the six required statistics telling us and what have employers chosen to describe in their voluntary narratives?

Even more importantly, how will you be reporting for the 2018/19 year 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 will give you practical and evidence-based knowledge to support improved reporting and the closure of gender pay gaps.

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Topics we will cover include:

  • 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.

Who should attend?

HR leaders and reward and diversity specialists.

How will you/your organisation benefit from this event?

You will explore the research evidence on gender pay gap reporting, and discover the actions that you can take which are most likely to reduce gaps, gaining valuable insights to improve gender pay gap reporting in your organisation.


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

Duncan Brown has over 20 years’ experience in HR consulting and research on topics such as pay and reward, and talent management. He has participated on government taskforces on pensions and human capital reporting and was a member of the expert advisory group to the Hutton Review of Fair Pay.

Event programme

The programme for this event is yet to be announced.

Lunch will be provided.

Background information and further reading

Brown D, Rickard C, Broughton A (2017), Tackling gender, disability and ethnicity pay gaps: a progress review, Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

Brown D (2017), The power of parity: A study of how Lewisham Council achieved gender equality at senior levels, the learning and implications, Institute for Employment Studies

Gender pay gap viewing service

Ticket prices

HR Network member tickets (find out more):

Full member: Free
Associate member: £120 (+VAT)
Flex member: £150 (+VAT)

Non-member tickets:

Non-member: £190 (+VAT)