A look behind our gender pay gap data and our long-term
commitment to closing the gap
Open and transparent reporting on pay gaps is an important step towards creating fairer and more inclusive workplaces. Pay gap data shines a valuable light on the internal and external factors that lead to women and people from ethnic minority groups earning less, on average, than their white, male counterparts.
Employers in Great Britain with more than 250 staff are required by law to publish their gender pay gap information, and the CIPD has done so since 2017. Ethnicity pay reporting is not yet compulsory, but the CIPD supports proposals to make it mandatory and encourages voluntary reporting in the meantime. We first published ethnicity pay data in our annual report in November 2019, and in 2020 we produced a dedicated report.