Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have taken the decision to suspend enforcement of the gender pay gap deadlines for this reporting year (2019/20).
In a joint statement, Minister for Women & Equalities, Liz Truss, and EHRC Chair, David Isaac, said:
“We recognise that employers across the country are facing unprecedented uncertainty and pressure at this time. Because of this we feel it is only right to suspend enforcement of gender pay gap reporting this year.”
The deadline for public sector bodies to report their gender pay gap data was due to be next Monday, 30th March. The deadline for private companies was the 4th April.
As of today, 3000 employers (26% of expected reporters) had already reported their data. It will remain possible for companies to report their data and the GEO will continue to provide support to employers should they wish to do so. More details