Gender pay gap reporting: 6 months' grace

Employers have been given an extra six months to report their gender pay gap information.

Due to the COVID pandemic, organisations which fail to meet the gender pay gap reporting deadline of 4 April 2021 are to be given a six-month reprieve before any enforcement action is taken against them by the EHRC. The changes relate to gender pay gap information that is due to be published by 30 March 2021 for most public authority employers, or 4 April 2021 for private, voluntary, and all other public authority employers. All employers now have until 5 October to report their gender pay gap information and no enforcement action will be taken if they report by then.

Enforcement for the 2019-20 reporting year (which used a snapshot date of either 31 March 2019 or 5 April 2019) was suspended in March 2020 at the start of pandemic.