Improving Gender Pay Reporting

In 2009, average female pay remained stubbornly around 20% behind the average for males. IES conducted research into gender pay reporting on behalf of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The Commission was working to develop the most appropriate, effective and least burdensome ways for organisations to voluntarily measure and report on their gender pay gaps, as a means of encouraging them to identify and address the gap. IES surveyed and met with a range of employer to gather their views on the best means of reporting. The formal consultation considered seven main alternatives. The findings of the work fed into Parliament's consideration of this issue as the Equality Bill was discussed.