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Companies ignore reporting on the pay gap between women and men



  Illustration showing man and woman and the difference between their wages

British companies attract their feet in taking into account the gender pay gap

Just one week to the deadline, almost two thirds of companies still have not revealed the average difference between what men and women pay per hour.

In total, more than 1

0,000 of the big UK companies are expected to report, but just under 4,000 have done so until Wednesday morning.

Based on the data so far, three out of four companies in the UK have the pay gap.

Sam Smithers, Chief Executive Officer of the Fowet Society, which conducts equality campaigns, said: "Most employers leave it to the last disappointing is that a significant proportion of those who reported have bigger pay differentials.

"We need to tighten the law to require them to draw up action plans that meet all the reasons for the pay gap, increase the number of women on the top, get more access to flexible work and increase the number of women women in sectors where they men give it up.

"But in some cases, gaps will be caused, at least in part, by wage discrimination, which is illegal." As employers review their salary data, they must pay attention to any unequal pay they find.

Rebecca Hilsenrath, Executive Director of the Commission on Equality and Human Rights, said: "Reporting on gender pay gap data is not optional, it is the law.

"Last year we saw a large number of companies submitting their data the week before the deadline. and on current indicators, the same is likely this year. "

This is the second year in which companies had to report.All British companies with 250 or more employees have to reveal their pay gap by April 4 for the private sector, or 30 March for the public sector

19659013] All British companies with 250 or more employees have to report their wages, 78% have revealed that they pay more to men than men , than they paid to women.