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Closing the gender pay gap

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Closing the gender pay gap

Published September 2015

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In July 2015 the Government Equalities Office opened a consultation on its proposals for regulations that would require companies in private and voluntary sectors with over 250 staff to publish gender pay information.

The proposed regulations have far-reaching implications for larger companies on what pay information should be collected and how it should be used to help close the gender pay differential between men and women.

In particular, the Government Equalities Office were seeking views on four areas:

  • the gender pay gap and its causes
  • gender pay transparency and its benefits
  • making legislation for publishing gender pay information
  • wider work to close the gender pay gap.

Read the Government Equalities Office’s consultation document, Closing the Gender Pay Gap.

In response, the CIPD surveyed over 300 employers, HR & payroll professionals and leading diversity experts to find out what they thought about the plans in order to further inform our reply to the Government Equalities Office on this issue.