United Kingdom - Rules on disclosure of gender pay gap delayed - February 29, 2016

Female employees will have to wait another two years to find out if they are paid less than their male counterparts as the government unveiled plans for a league table ranking large firms by gender pay gap from 2018. The government had promised to introduce the rules on pay transparency for companies with more than 250 employees in 2016; planned was a disclosure how much in salaries and bonuses is paid to the male and female staff. The league table of around 8,000 firms will be published from 2018, giving firms some time to address the inequality before their data will appear on the list. It is illegal to pay different amounts to men and women doing the same jobs under the Equal Pay Act. But estimates from the Office for National Statistics suggest the pay gap currently stands at 19.2% for full- and part-time workers.

English: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/12/gender-pay-gap-reporting …     

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