Guidance

Gender pay gap reporting guidance

These documents provide government departments with guidance on how to report on their gender pay gap.

Organisations with 250 employees or more must report on their gender pay gap by 30 March 2018. From then on, they must do so every year. This is the result of 2017 government legislation.

This guidance is for government departments which are covered by the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017. These regulations underpin the Public Sector Equality Duty.

The documents linked below to this page should help government departments understand and apply the legislation.

Gender pay gap: creating a narrative (PDF, 3.08MB, 10 pages)

Gender pay gap requirements (PDF, 984KB, 36 pages)

Gender pay gap source data requirements (PDF, 90.9KB, 2 pages)

Gender pay gap MS Excel guidance (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 1.69MB)

Gender pay gap frequency asked questions (PDF, 119KB, 5 pages)

Published 4 January 2018