The UK Government seeking views on mandatory gender pay gap reporting
On 12 February 2016, the UK Government launched a consultation to gather views on the detail of the draft regulations that will introduce mandatory gender pay gap reporting for private and voluntary sector large employers (250+ employees) in England, Wales and Scotland. www.gov.uk/government/consultations/mandatory-gender-pay-gap-reporting
This consultation follows the consultation Closing the Gender Pay Gap, which sought views on how best to increase transparency around gender pay differences, and the response that summarises the findings of that consultation. www.gov.uk/government/consultations/closing-the-gender-pay-gap
«These regulations are only one element of our strategy to tackle the complex drivers of the pay gap, and we are committed to promoting gender equality. This government will ensure that women are given the support they need to progress from the classroom to the boardroom», says Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities.