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EQUAL PAY: Closing the gap

04 September 2015  

Rebecca Harding-Hill explores the impact on employers of mandatory reporting of differences in what men and women earn

In July 2015, a consultation was launched on regulations requiring companies with 250 or more employees to publish the difference between the average pay of their male and female employees. The aim is to create transparency and lead employers to take steps to address gender pay inequality. Additionally, the government is introducing a new national living wage, which it also hopes will help to address the gender pay gap, as women make up a large proportion of low-wage workers.

Last modified on 04 September 2015