Consulting firm PwC have released figures that show that the gender pay gap has slightly decreased to 13.1% amongst companies who reported for 2020/21, compared with 13.3% in 2019/2020.
For employers who disclosed their gender pay gap reports by the original reporting deadline of 5 April 2021, the gap had decreased to 12.5%.
For employers who disclosed their gender pay gap reports by the extended deadline of 5 October 2021, the gap had risen to 13.1%.
However, since the reporting deadline was changed due to the covid-19 pandemic, and since the pandemic impacted on wages and hours worked, PwC state this could have impacted on the disclosure rate of gender pay gap data. Therefore, comparisons of the data should be treated carefully.