The gender pay gap is high on the political and business agenda. The UK is one of the few countries in the world to require publication of the comparative pay of men and women across the workplace. The first round of reporting in April 2018 resulted in significant scrutiny and publicity of both the results and the process itself: heightened public awareness has resulted in a cultural shift in appetite for increased transparency and recognition that measurement is frequently required to effect change. However, in many cases, the reporting process required by the Regulations has raised more questions than answers. Unless refined, this may undermine the objectives of the legislation and prevent real transparency and meaningful change.
Mishcon de Reya has launched a research project in conjunction with Kings College London and the University of Sussex to explore the drivers of the gender pay gap, current best practice and possible alternative approaches to gender pay gap reporting.
Click here to find out more about our project, and how your business could get involved.