A quarter of UK gender pay gap reports are non-compliant A quarter of UK gender pay gap reports are non-compliant

A quarter of UK gender pay gap reports are non-compliant
25 Oct 2018

One in four of the gender pay gap reports submitted by UK employers this year are non-compliant, independent analysis has revealed.

HR analytics firm Staffmetrix discovered that a quarter of the 322 gender pay gap submissions filed between 1 April and 15 October this year failed to conform with official guidelines, according to Personnel Today.

In the majority of cases, Staffmetrix blamed inaccurate data and basic errors. Some submissions looked as though they had been filed in the wrong year, while others were submitted before all of the required information was available, it said.

One in 10 organisations provided data with “impossible outcomes”, while some private/voluntary sector submissions did not include links to the obligatory written report or, if they did, the link did not lead to the right report on the organisation's website. Other errors included identical reports being submitted for both this year and last year and someone who was not a director or equivalent being named as the ‘responsible person’.

But Staffmetrix director Innes Miller warned that gender pay gap reporting would continue to attract high levels of interest between now and the 2019 reporting deadlines.

Therefore, to “mitigate the risks associated with publishing improbable data, business leaders must ensure their data is accurate and communicate in their accompanying reports how they plan to address gender imbalance in their organisations”, she said.

Gill Oliver

Gill Oliver is a business and property journalist who has written for The Daily Mail/Mail Online's This is Money, The Press Association and many national and regional newspapers and magazines.

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One in four of the gender pay gap reports submitted by UK employers this year are non-compliant, independent analysis has revealed.

HR analytics firm Staffmetrix discovered that a quarter of the 322 gender pay gap submissions filed between 1 April and 15 October this year failed to conform with official guidelines, according to Personnel Today.

In the majority of cases, Staffmetrix blamed inaccurate data and basic errors. Some submissions looked as though they had been filed in the wrong year, while others were submitted before all of the required information was available, it said.

One in 10 organisations provided data with “impossible outcomes”, while some private/voluntary sector submissions did not include links to the obligatory written report or, if they did, the link did not lead to the right report on the organisation's website. Other errors included identical reports being submitted for both this year and last year and someone who was not a director or equivalent being named as the ‘responsible person’.

But Staffmetrix director Innes Miller warned that gender pay gap reporting would continue to attract high levels of interest between now and the 2019 reporting deadlines.

Therefore, to “mitigate the risks associated with publishing improbable data, business leaders must ensure their data is accurate and communicate in their accompanying reports how they plan to address gender imbalance in their organisations”, she said.

Gill Oliver

Gill Oliver is a business and property journalist who has written for The Daily Mail/Mail Online's This is Money, The Press Association and many national and regional newspapers and magazines.

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