The government issued regulations for the private sector in February 2017, and final draft regulations for public sector employers in January 2017.
From spring 2017 the regulations will require employers with 250 or more employees to publish gender pay gap information. An ACAS guide is available.
As well as private/voluntary sector employers, the mandatory reporting requirement will extend to large public sector employers, as part of their specific duties under the Public Sector Equality Duty.
Update March 2017: the regulations for public sector employers have now also been passed. The links to the regulations are;
- private sector employers: www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/172/contents/made,
- public sector employers: www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/353/contents/made.