Every year, all companies operating in England, Scotland or Wales with more than 250 employees are required to publicly report on their gender pay gap figures – this is known as gender pay gap reporting. Each year, the deadline for public sector companies to publish their figures is 30 March, and for companies within the private or voluntary sectors the deadline is 4 April. Gender pay gap reporting was introduced in April 2017 to highlight pay discrepancies amongst workers across the UK, and create the pressure needed for change.
If you’re working at a company with more than 250 employees in an HR role, you may be responsible for gathering the salary data for men and women across the business. If you work in finance, you may be asked to check that all report calculations are correct, and if you’re in a marketing role, you may be asked to help put the report together in a professional manner and publish it to the company website.