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The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017

United Kingdom Current 2017

Amendments to 2010 Equality Act. Employers will have to disclose the overall gender gap figures using a median and mean calculation, and will be required to report on the number of men and women working within salary quartiles

Issuer name

Secretary of State

More information

The gender pay gap information will need to be published on the employer’s website (and signed off by a senior person in the organisation) and it will also be placed on a government sponsored website, on an annual basis. Employers will be required to take a first data snapshot in April 2017 which should be analysed and published on a date of their choosing but by no later than April 2018. Any organisation that has 250+ employees must publish and report specific figures about their gender pay gap. Employers must both: publish their gender pay gap data and a written statement on their public-facing website, and report their data to government online - using the gender pay gap reporting service. The figures must be calculated using a specific reference date - this is called the ‘snapshot date’. The snapshot date each year is: 31 March for public sector organisations; 5 April for businesses and charities. Organisations must publish within a year of the snapshot date. For example, businesses and charities must publish by 4 April each year. Public sector organisations must publish by 30 March each year.

Organizations covered by the instrument

Large private and listed companies

Target organization notes

Employers in England, Wales and Scotland with at least 250 employees And Public authorities listed in Schedule 2

Industry scope

All/none specified

Disclosure venue

Website, data report to the government

ESG coverage- S (Social)

Human Rights, Employment Conditions, Policies and Practices

ESG coverage- G (Governance)

Accountability, Anti-Corruption and Anti-Competitive Behaviour




United Kingdom



Date of publication


Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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