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Companies that fail to meet the gender pay gap reporting deadline of 4 April will be given a six-month reprieve before any enforcement action is taken against them. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said companies should report by the deadline if possible, but confirmed it would not begin enforcement proceedings until 4 October.
The gender pay gap service has been in place since 2017. Reporting in 2019 revealed that eight out of 10 British companies paid men more than women.
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