Gender pay gap reporting
The UK is one of the first countries to introduce gender pay gap reporting, requiring employers – including those in Scotland – to publish their gender pay gap. In 2018 the median gender pay gap for full-time employees in Scotland was 5.7% and for all employees it was 15.0%.
Ensuring that women have the same opportunities as men to fulfil their potential in the workplace is a key part of building a country that works for everyone.
The UK Government has passed legislation meaning private and voluntary sector employers with 250 or more employees are required to publish their gender pay gap figures by 4 April every year.
Most employers will have a gender pay gap, but shining a light on where women are being held back means employers can take action to close the gap.
You can find and compare gender pay gap data for organisations in the UK, including:
- the average difference between men and women’s hourly and bonus pay
- the percentage of men and women in the highest, middle and lowest pay groups in a company
You can also download data by organisation size or business sector.
Guidance for employers
If you are an employer with 250 employees or more, you will need to publish your annual gender pay data. The deadline is 30 March for public sector employers and 4 April for private and voluntary sector employers.
Resources are available to help you with the reporting process and with closing your gender pay gap:
- Acas and Government Equalities Office guidance
- Government Equalities Office gender pay gap employer toolkit
Find out more about UK Government support at work.