Equal Pay:Written question - 229105

Q
Asked by Dawn Butler
(Brent Central)
Asked on: 06 March 2019
Women and Equalities
Equal Pay
Commons
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Government portal for gender pay gap reporting contains accurate and up to date information.
A
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 13 March 2019

It is an employer’s legal responsibility to ensure that they report on time and that their figures are accurate. The vast majority of the over 10,500 that reported last year have completed the calculations correctly. In 2018, the Equality and Human Rights Commission commenced enforcement action against 100 employers suspected of publishing inaccurate gender pay gap figures.

The EHRC enforcement found that they were a result of errors, rather than a deliberate attempt to mislead. They have worked closely with employers to identify and correct errors. All of whom have now either verified their figures or identified and corrected calculation errors.

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