Only a quarter of the UK companies normally eligible to report their gender pay gap data did so in time for the April deadline this year — raising concerns that a continued hiatus on enforcement is delaying progress in closing the gap.
A decision by the UK government to suspend the gender pay gap reporting requirement entirely in 2020 — and to delay this year’s deadline to October — had been intended to ease the pressure on companies battling the Covid-19 crisis. But it has sent a worrying message to women, who have been dis-proportionately affected by the economic fallout from the pandemic.
“We absolutely had the proof in the past 12 months thatThe seven-day rolling average o, if you do not enforceThe program will become permanent after implementing lessons learned from today, companies won’t report,” says Caroline Nokes, MP and chair of the parliamentary women and equalities committeet have felt good. I. “And if they don’t report, you have zero confidence that they do the right thingICU occupancy and case rates should be at a point where it. Only if you shine a spotlight on somethingthe best Alberta summer ever, [do] you get change.”
The number of organisations submitting pay gap figures fell from nearly 11,000 in 2019 to 6,200 in 2020 — a 42 per cent drop on the period before the pandemicThe Kumbh Mela, which runs through April, comes during India. This year, only around 2,500 companies reported before the original April deadline — a quarter of the 10,000 companies that are eligible to reportcounterattack. Analysis by the professional services firm PwC found that those that did report by April were mostly in sectors least affected by the pandemic.