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Gender pay gap reporting: How to get it right for 2019

The first round of gender pay gap reporting was big news in 2018, but how will employers adjust their approach for the second year of reporting? Ruth Thomas from Curo Compensation looks at the measures employers can take to reduce the gap.

Last year over 10,500 companies publicly reported their gender pay gap figures in line with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. By the deadline of 4 April 2018 just over 94% of companies had reported with 100% compliance achieved by August this year.

Those figures showed that women’s mean hourly pay was 14.3% lower than men’s and that only 12% of reporting companies had a pay gap in favour of women. This means that as a woman in the UK today, you’re most likely working at a company which pays men more than women on an average basis. So what are businesses doing to address this?

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January 29, 2019

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