Bridging the Gender Pay Gap – Research Recommendations

Monday 11 October 2021

The Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London and the Fawcett Society have recently published a report which analysed gender pay gap reporting systems in the UK and five other countries: Australia, France, Spain, Sweden and South Africa. The research, which included 80 interviews with key stakeholders, found that the UK ranks joint-last among these nations for the strength of its system, in part because it doesn’t mandate that employers with pay gaps take steps to address them. This study provides recommendations to improve gender pay gap reporting legislation:

  • Establish a legal obligation to publish action plans.
  • Lower the minimum employee threshold.
  • Introduce automatic fines for non-submission of reports.
  • Increase the capacity of the Government Equalities Office and Equalities and Human Rights Commission to provide more guidance and support and conduct more rigorous monitoring and analysis of submitted data.

You can read there research on the King's College website

Read the Bridging the Gap Report

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