Seventeen departments have now published their gender pay gaps, and with the government having published a diversity and inclusion strategy showing what it intends to do to close the gender pay gap in all departments, there is already a benchmark against which to measure future progress.
A Brilliant Civil Service, Becoming the UK’s Most Inclusive Employer commits the government to ensuring its recruitment processes are fair and transparent, but while the document also mentions ‘a mix of interventions’ to drive gender balance at all levels, the interventions are not specified. Pay equality is not listed amongst the strategy’s objectives.
A quick way of finding departmental gender pay gap reports is to go to the recently introduced government transparency and accountability website. This includes all of the gender pay gap reports published so far.