Although Gender Pay Gap (“GPG”) reporting will seemingly not be required until Stormont is up and running, are there any steps that businesses can take in the meantime? What are the key differences between GPG reporting in NI and GB?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 6 February 2018
Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI
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Gender Pay Gap (“GPG”) reporting is provided for under the Employment Act (NI) 2016, but cannot be enacted until local government recommences. Last month, the Equality Commission called for GPG reporting to be extended to NI as a matter of urgency. Although the NI GPG reporting regulations are still in draft form, the legislation stipulates similar requirements to the GB regulations, albeit to a greater extent.

If a GPG exists, businesses will have to publish a plan to eliminate any disparity. Given the importance and time-consuming nature of the GPG reporting process it would be prudent for businesses to consider how GPG reporting will be implemented, such as: what data will be included;

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Chris Fullerton
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