Gender Pay Reporting – New Regulations to Apply to Large UK Employers from October 2016

February 16, 2016

The Government published draft regulations on 12 February 2016, which will require employers with 250 or more “relevant employees” to report annually on their gender pay gap. The consultation period in respect of the draft regulations closes on 11 March 2016 – and the final regulations are likely to come into force on 1 October 2016 (subject to Parliamentary approval). Whilst these regulations will impose important new obligations on employers, the draft regulations raise various concerns about their practical application and interpretation.

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