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External links and examples

Guidance and advice

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has published guidance aimed at helping employers close the gender pay gap (GPG).The guidance identifies eight potential causes of a GPG and suggests actions to address it. The GEO has also published a four step guide to help employers develop an effective GPG action plan which is based on feedback from employers who have successfully implemented GPG action plans. This is in addition to the previously published guidance on Actions to close the gap.

The Acas gender pay gap reporting page provides a wealth of guides and guidance relating to reporting as well as fact sheets for employers, top ten myths about gender pay reporting and key points.

The CBI has published a practical guide for its members on actions to close the gender pay gap to help businesses and organisations benefit from the experience of others and understand how to close their gaps.

Communicating your gender pay gap is a guide to navigating gender pay gap reporting, was prepared by the Fawcett Society and Golin in 2017. Golin is a leading PR and communications agency and the Fawcett Society is a charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Gender pay gap reporting requirements hosts advice, guidance and publications on one page.

Organisation reports

Shell: Youtube gender pay gap presentation provides a short video demonstrating how a gender pay gap may arise due to employee demographics and outlining Shell UK’s commitment to eliminating the gender pay gap through dealing with the root causes of gender inequality.

Sodexo, a leading services company, caught our attention because of their proactive and positive work, epitomised by their news release Sodexo leads the charge in pay gap reporting which contains simple and effective infographics.

Reward consultancy Verditer has written a blog highlighting good and bad examples of gender pay gap reports.


This IFS briefing note explores the relationship between the gender pay gap and poverty.

This research by IFS examines the impact of motherhood and working part-time on the gender pay gap. The accompanying video provides a summary of findings from the research.

Close the Gap works in Scotland on women's participation in the labour market. It published a report in March 2017 (Close the Gap - Working Paper) which provides gender pay gap statistics for Scotland and revisits the complexities of measuring and reporting on the pay gap.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission published research on the gender pay gap in Britain in August 2017. The report looks at the features of the gap and how it varies by characteristics and the key causes of gaps. 

Getting to Equal is a research report by management consultancy Accenture. The report focuses on how organisations can close gender pay gaps and features a range of data and infographics. 

This research commissioned by the Government Equalities Office provides evidence on large employers’ understanding of the gender pay gap, the action they are taking to close it, and their response to the new transparency regulations.

The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has led on gender pay issues for some time, with Duncan Brown delivering at UCEA events on regular occasions. The IES website includes blogs, publications and case studies.

This page was last updated on 19 June 2019