Following the turbulence caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK Government suspended the enforcement of gender pay gap reporting for 2019/2020. However, our latest research shows that for many UK employers pay gap reporting remains a key priority with many reporting even during the suspension. That said, little progress has been made on reducing gender and ethnicity pay gaps.
Our annual survey into ethnicity pay reporting and the gender pay gap captured the priorities and concerns of more than 130 employers. We’ve addressed these concerns and provided practical steps that organisations should be taking in our new report.
Key employer trends
Our 2021 UK Gender and Ethnicity Pay Gap Trends Survey captures the priorities and concerns of employers when it comes to their annual pay gap reporting.
The survey includes a representative sample of more than 130 employers, with a combined UK workforce of just under one million employees.
49% made little or no progress with narrowing their pay gaps
1 in 3 closed gender pay gaps by more than 2%
3/5 clients already calculated or calculating ethnicity pay gaps
Our report addresses the concerns of companies when it comes to pay gap reporting and ethnicity pay gap reporting.
It sets out our findings in detail, accompanied by recommendations on key actions every organisation can start taking today to help reduce and eliminate gender and ethnicity pay disparities.
The gender bonus gap
saw their bonus gaps decrease by more than 2% between 2019 and 2020
saw their bonus gaps increase
saw little or no difference in their bonus gaps