New year brings the improvements in gender gap reporting. From this year, all public sector bodies in England, including NHS Trusts are required to report on their “gender pay gap”. These came into force on 31st March 2017 for public and private sectors on 6th April 2017r. This applies to all public sector employers in England who employ more than 250 staff. Different regulations apply to private sector employers in England, but they are also required to publish this information.
Employers in both private and public sectors are required to publish the following data from this year: An employer must publish six calculations showing their:
1. average gender pay gap as a mean average
2. average gender pay gap as a median average
3. average bonus gender pay gap as a mean average
4. average bonus gender pay gap as a median average
5. proportion of males receiving a bonus payment and proportion of females receiving a bonus payment
6. proportion of males and females when divided into four groups ordered from lowest to highest pay
These regulations only apply to England, the other nations have already incorporated the requirement, or are planning to do so. It is apparent that many employers are not alert to this new requirement, despite the fact that they soon have a mandatory duty to collect this data, so that they can publish the first results in March 2018. The HCSA will be urging the NHS Employers to notify Trusts of this new requirement and to provide guidance and advice. Information and guidance is published on the NHS Employers website and they have already indicated that they will be working with the NHS Staff Council Equality and Diversity Group.
To get detailed information about Mantaining Gender Pay Reporting please go to ACAS Website