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Gender Pay Reporting


New legislation on Gender Pay reporting is due to be introduced in late 2016 with the first measures taking effect from April 2017.

It will be soon be compulsory for organisations with over 250 employees to measure and report on their Gender Pay gap.

The new legislation will apply to public and private businesses and voluntary sector organisations. NB: Whether wholly Welsh authorities are required to do so will be a matter for the Welsh Government and is yet to be determined.

Organisations employing more than 250 employees may need to review their current pay systems, other people policies and reporting processes to make sure they can best comply with the new legislation.


Business need

Relevant organisations that employ over 250 staff will soon have to produce and publish a report which includes the mean and median differences based on the hourly pay rates of female employees compared to male employees and also the difference in bonus payments received by male and female employees. The requirement to produce this report will be necessary from April 2017 although organisations will have up to 12 months to publish this information.

This Acas training event will help your organisation make a positive start on this journey.

Even if you employ less than 250, it would be good practice, given the other advantages to your business, to start addressing the issue now.

Why this new legislation is due to be introduced:

According to the Office of National Statistics, the current Gender Pay gap is approximately 19%.

The Gender Pay gap for women begins from around the age of 30 and is wider in different sectors.

Addressing the Gender Pay gap will help organisations focus more on the equal contribution that both men and women make to their workplaces and will help create fairer working environments.

Outside of the regulatory requirements, there are a number of ways in which organisations will benefit from taking measures to close the gap. For example:

- it may help them be viewed more as an employer of choice ,
- it can help improve employee engagement and productivity,
- staff turnover may be reduced,
- organisations may better manage and retain their talent base,
- it can help organisations comply with supply chain initiatives.

This training session will provide delegates with valuable insights into Gender Pay reporting, the requirements under the draft regulations (due to be finalised in November) and, importantly, it will outline how organisations can get an early start on addressing this requirement.


Suitable For

- HR, personnel and payroll - directors, managers and business partners
- Directors and CEO’s
- Finance directors and managers
- Training and Organisational Development specialists,
- TU reps.



- What is Gender Pay reporting legislation – a timeline
- Who will it apply to?
- Gender Pay reporting requirements: The draft regulations
- Where to get started – including process and analysis
- What must be reported on and how the different elements of pay are defined
- Calculating the gender pay gap
- The basic reporting and publishing requirements
- Government monitoring of compliance
- What to do next and best practice advice 

Did you know?

Workplace training available: If you have a larger group of staff to train Acas can also tailor training for delivery in your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or click here and complete our online customer contact form.


Venue Acas Newcastle   Map (opens in new window)   Date 06/04/2017    Time 09:30 - 12:30   
Price £170.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.