Employers say pay gap reporting remains a priority. Is that true?


Following the turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Government suspended the enforcement of gender pay gap reporting for 2019/2020. However, our latest research shows that for many UK employers pay gap reporting remains a key priority with many reporting even during the suspension. That said, little progress has been made on reducing gender and ethnicity pay gaps.


Our annual survey captured the priorities and concerns of more than 130 employers when it comes to their yearly reporting and we’ve addressed these concerns and provided practical steps that organisations should be taking in our new report. 



made little or no progress with narrowing their pay gaps

1 in 3

closed gender pag gaps by more than 2%


clients already calculated or calculating ethnicity pay gaps

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To truly make a difference, employers must look beyond their pay gaps. Most important of all is creating a genuinely inclusive workforce that allows people to be themselves and thrive both in and outside of work.
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Michelle Sequeira, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consulting Leader, Mercer UK       


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Gender and ethnicity pay gap report 


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