Gender Pay Gap Review Panel
Launch date: 27/07/2018
Review status: Report published
What is the review about?
A gender pay gap is the difference between wages
earned by men and wages earned by women across a workforce. A gender pay gap is not the same as unequal pay which is paying men and women differently for doing the same (or similar) work. The Panel has gathered qualitative data (views and opinions) rather than quantitative data (statistics).
In England, Wales and Scotland all private, voluntary and public sector employers with 250 or more employees must now publish information on their gender pay gap under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. In Jersey there is no equal pay legislation and therefore no requirement for employers to publish information on their gender pay gap.
The Panel has published its final report and has concluded that there is gender pay gap in Jersey and the Government should take immediate action to close it.
Terms of reference
To determine whether there is a gender pay gap in the public and private sector in Jersey
To examine other jurisdictions in order to obtain international evidence on the gender pay gap
To assess what measures are being taken to promote more equal, inclusive and transparent workforce environments
To explore the sociological factors associated with the gender pay gap
Call for evidence