This post was updated on 6th July 2021 with the latest data
The government requires all organisations employing 250 or more employees to submit gender pay gap data. All data is available to the public and can be found on the government’s gender pay gap website. I have downloaded this data and created a spreadsheet tool to present the data in a more user-friendly and visual format.
Update 6/7/21 – The Government Equalities Office appears to have done some work to resolve some inconsistencies in employer names. I had already done most of this work in the past but it is possible that an employer you used to look for in earlier versions of the downloadable spreadsheet is now appearing under a different name.
Update 20/2/21 – The Equalities & Human Rights Commission has confirmed that enforcement of the deadline for submitting 2020 data will resume this year. Due to the lateness of this confirmation, a 6 month period of grace will apply so employers have until the end of September to submit their 2020 (& 2019 if applicable) data.
Update 24/3/20 – On 24th March, the government suspended enforcement of the deadline for reporting 2019 gender pay gaps due to the coronavirus outbreak. As of now, Only 60% of employers have reported their 2019 data. Employers are still required to report 2019 data but will not be punished for doing so.
The latest set of submissions uploaded by 5th April 2021 refer to pay made in April 2020 i.e. a year ago. From the end of April 2021, employers can submit their 2021 data and not wait for the deadline of April 2022.
You are very welcome to download this spreadsheet and make use of the charts and tables within. I would appreciate it if you could credit me with the creation of the charts.
Download my spreadsheet here >>> Gender Pay Gap Data & Chart Tool – 2021 v2.4
IMPORTANT! – The workbook is currently optimised for Excel in Windows. It does work in Excel for a Mac but I am aware of some features not working as intended on a Mac. I am in the process of trying to correct the Mac issues.
The EMPLOYERSUMMARY sheet summarises an employer’s gender pay gap data as shown in the graphic below for the latest year’s data submitted. You can select the employer you want to view from the dropdown box (please note there can be over 10,000 employers!). There are also some calculations of year on year trends and these provide clues as to whether the employer has entered its data correctly. You can find out more in my article “Year on Year Trends, the Good, Bad & Unilever“.
The COMPAREEMPLOYERS sheet is a feature that allows you to choose 20 employers for a specific year and compare them side by side. It is currently preloaded with the 20 teams from the English Premier League for the 2018/19 season but you can overwrite with your chosen employers. A full list of employers in given in column R of this sheet. On the EMPLOYERSUMMARY sheet you can restrict the list of employers in the menu box to just your chosen list of 20 employers. Instructions are given in the HELP and COMPAREEMPLOYERS sheet.
There is an ISSUES sheet which highlights some organisations that appear to have made errors.
There is a HELP sheet which youth can read for more information. The spreadsheet contains links which provide more explanation of what is being presented but you will find most of this information in my article “7 ways to misuse gender pay gap data“.
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