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Equal Pay

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL6713, tabled on 6 April 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action will be taken against companies that fail to comply with the gender pay gap reporting rules.

Answered on

20 April 2017

Employers with over 250 employees have 12 months to publish the required information from the relevant commencement date: 31 March for the public sector and 6 April for the private, voluntary and charity sectors.

The Government Equalities Office will proactively monitor the levels of compliance with the new regulations, and will continue to work closely with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to ensure that employers in scope fulfil their obligations to increase transparency around gender pay differences. Failure to comply would be unlawful and fall within the existing enforcement powers of the EHRC under the Equality Act 2006.