Research and analysis

Interim Gender Pay Gap Employer Insights Survey

Research into employer engagement with the Gender Pay Gap Information Regulations, and their progress in complying.



The Government has recently introduced new gender pay gap transparency regulations, designed to encourage large employers to take informed action to close their GPG where one exists. These regulations came into force in April 2017 and affected over 10,000 GB employers across the private, voluntary and public sectors, with 94% ultimately complying on time.

The Government Equalities Office originally commissioned baseline research on employers’ understanding of the new regulations and their progress towards complying by the deadline of 4th April 2018. This interim survey, conducted in December 2017 and January 2018, was designed to provide an update on understanding, attitudes and progress among in-scope private sector employers.

Published 24 October 2018