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U.K. gender pay gap reports rife with defects

Paul Hodgson | March 6, 2019

It is now less than a month until the next deadline for filing gender pay gap data on the gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk Webpage, and paygaps.com, an organisation that helps companies address their pay gaps, just issued the Gender Pay Gap Pulse Report showing that compliance with both the regulations and the guidance is still very poor.

By the 12 February this year, 767 reports had been submitted, according to the report, and while this is a 31 percent increase over last year, “the content, accuracy, and compliance still need to improve for many organisations.” According to Anthony Horrigan, CEO of paydata.com, there are upwards of 70 organisations that have their 2017 report in the 2018 folder, for example. “The legislation says you have to have the disclosures on your Website for a minimum of three years,” says Horrigan, “and there are a lot of companies that are in contravention of that. By 5 April, everybody who is in scope and has a Website should have both reports on...

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