Gender pay gap reporting: section 78 of the Equality Act 2010 enforcement

The Equality Act 2010 (Commencement No.11) Order 2016 (SI 839/2016) brought section 78 of the Equality Act 2010 into force on 22 August 2016, allowing the draft Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016 to be brought into force in due course.

This is the provision enabling Regulations to be made requiring employers with more than 250 employees to publish information about the differences in pay between men and women. A final version of the Regulations is yet to be published.

Once the new regulations come into force, which is expected to be on 1 October 2016, the Equality and Human Rights Commission will update the gender pay gap part of its website to reflect the latest legislation.

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