With demands for transparency of the gender pay gap increasing, the need to understand what the gap is, and how it relates to equal pay, is becoming ever more important. But, whether you’re an employer wanting to know more about your own gender pay gap, or a woman wondering how to take an equal pay claim, finding what you need to know isn’t easy.

Information and advice on equal pay and the gender pay gap is scattered across so many different government departments and agencies that it can be hard to find what you’re looking for. Our aim is simply to help you to find the information you need, and to do so quickly.  And, over the coming months, we will also be giving you a steer on what’s happening in relation to the ethnic pay gap.

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EqualPayPortal is objective. My sole aim is to equip you to deal with issues to do with equal pay and the gender pay gap.

EqualPayPortal is comprehensive. As well as statistics, you will find links to government policy across England, Scotland and Wales; advice from the Equality and Human Rights Commissions; tools to help you close the gender pay gap and deliver equal pay; guides to good practice; academic research, and of course, the legal stuff.

The legal information set out here is for guidance only. If you are in any doubt, or are involved in, or expecting to be involved in, legal proceedings, please seek professional legal advice from a solicitor specialising in equality law.

EqualPayPortal is up to date. We aim to check the site at least once a week, but if you do find a link that is out of date please let us know. You can email us [email protected]

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Last updated 20th Sep 2020