The deadline for private and voluntary sector employers who had 250 or more employees on 5 April 2017 to publish their gender pay gap information is rapidly approaching. Reports must be published by 4 April 2018 at the latest.

What do you need to do if you have not done this already?

If the obligations to publish gender pay gap information apply to your business, you should take immediate action to gather the information you need to be able to publish the following by 4 April:

  • The overall gender pay gap (mean and median figures) using average hourly pay.
  • The proportion of males and females in each of four pay quartiles.
  • Information about the gender bonus gap.
  • The proportion of male and female employees who received a bonus.
  • A written statement, signed by a senior individual confirming that the information is accurate.

Reports should be published online on your business’s website and uploaded to the government website at

You should be mindful that you will need to set up an account on this website to upload your data. As this involves receiving a PIN by post, you should apply for this as a matter of urgency if you have not already done so as this will take a couple of weeks at least to arrive. 

You can see our overview on Gender Pay Gap Reporting in our Resources section here.

For more information on the obligations and a template report, get in touch today to find out how you can access our online HR resources portal.


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Author: Lucy Gordon

Senior Solicitor, ESP Law Ltd

Lucy is an employment solicitor who brings to ESP over a decade’s experience at DLA Piper, one of the world’s most prestigious law firms. At DLA Piper, Lucy was involved in a number of global projects for major international customers and handled a varied case-load of employment matters for a range of UK customers, including complex Employment Tribunal cases involving whistleblowing and TUPE.