GMCA is publishing its gender pay figures to comply with the statutory reporting requirements of the UK government.
The gender pay gap is the difference in the average hourly wage of all men and women across a workforce. If women do more of the less well paid jobs within an organisation than men, the gender pay gap is usually bigger. GMCA will be publishing its gender pay gap information on 30 March.
The gender pay gap is not the same as unequal pay which is paying men and women differently for performing the same (or similar) work. Unequal pay has been against the law since 1970.
The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 places a requirement on public bodies with more than 250 employees to publish information about their gender pay gap on an annual basis. The figures must be calculated using a specific reference date called the ‘snapshot date’, which for public sector organisations is 31 March of each year and must be published by 30 March of the following year.