The companies required to comply with the new law (requiring large organisations to reveal their gender pay gaps), employ more than 15 million people - just under half the workforce in Britain. The deadline for publishing is April 2018.
Six months after the government ordered large firms to reveal their gender pay gaps, the majority have yet to publish their figures. Charities, private and public sector employers with 250 or more employees must publish their figures by April 2018, in a bid to tackle workplace discrimination. Only 85 of 9,000 companies required to publish their pay data have done so. There are concerns firms are delaying publishing to avoid negative publicity.