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Gender pay gap: our enforcement action

What are we doing about organisations who don't follow the rules?

The deadlines for employers to report their gender pay gap information were 30 March 2018 (for public sector employers) and 4 April 2018 (for private and voluntary sector employers).

Nearly 10,000 employers reported ahead of the deadline.

Find out more about gender pay gap reporting.

On 9 April 2018, we started enforcement action against the 1,456 employers who we believed to be in breach of the rules. As of 14 May 2018, fewer than 400 employers remain on the list. 

Our ongoing enforcement and engagement with businesses has raised compliance rates to 100%. We have also started early enforcement against employers who have provided what appears to be statistically implausible data.

100% pay gap compliance

For further information about our enforcement strategy and relevant timelines, please see our gender pay gap enforcement policy.

Last updated: 21 Sep 2018