Gender pay gap reporting

The 'gender pay gap' is the difference in average earnings between women and men. Employers with more than 250 staff must report their organisation's gender pay gap.

How to report your gender pay gap

Find out about gender pay gap reporting on GOV.UK, including:

  • if you are required to report
  • your reporting deadline
  • how to write a supporting narrative
  • how to gather your gender pay gap data
  • how to make your gender pay gap calculations

Help and support from Acas

We can help employers manage their gender pay gap.

Contact us for tailored support.

Furlough and gender pay gap reporting

You must include furloughed employees in your gender pay gap report.

Furloughed employees on full pay

If you've topped up a furloughed employee's wages to 100%, they are a 'full-pay relevant employee'.

You must include them in:

  • your head count
  • all gender pay gap calculations

Furloughed employees on less than full pay

If you've put an employee on furlough but not topped up their wages to 100%, they are a 'relevant employee'.

You must include them in:

  • your head count
  • gender pay gap calculations that include bonus pay

Adding a supporting narrative

If furlough and coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected your gender pay gap, you should explain this in your report. You can do this in a voluntary statement called a 'supporting narrative'.

Find out about gender pay gap reporting on GOV.UK.

Gender pay gap reporting
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