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The Government has confirmed it will require companies with 250 or more employees to publish gender pay gap information. 

The new regulations will require private and voluntary sectors in Great Britain with at least 250 employees to publish information about the pay of their male and female employees. An ‘Employee' for this purpose is described as anyone employed under a contract of employment or apprenticeship or under any contract personally to do work. 

Consultation has begun with a view to seeking views on the level of gender pay information to be required and whether the information should be the overall difference between the average earnings of men and women as a percentage of men's earnings, or whether it should be broken down by full-time and part-time employees. Consultation will also look in to how often employers should be required to publish the information.

The consultation will close on 6 September 2015 and the regulations are expected to be made in the first half of 2016. 

For more information on this or any other employment matter, please contact Jade Linton on 0121 746 3300 or email j.linton@sydneymitchell.co.uk


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