The  UK government has announced that due to the continuing impact of the pandemic, the gender pay gap reporting deadline for the 2020/21 reporting period will be extended by six months to October 5, 2021 for qualifying employers in the private sector. Employers are, however, encouraged to report their figures before the deadline.

The reporting requirement for the 2019/20 period was suspended last year due to the pandemic and the government has confirmed that there is no requirement to report on those figures at all.

With thanks to James Brown, Rachel Farr and Mandy Li for this post.