With about a month to go before the gender pay data reporting deadline for UK companies, heavy criticisms are being directed at UK regulators for, according to the Financial Times, allowing "employers [to] submit fabricated information, or avoid reporting at all." The UK is requiring that all companies—both private and public—with more than 250 UK employees annually submit detailed gender pay data, including:
- The mean and median hourly pay for both men and women,
- The proportion of men and women receiving bonuses, and
- The gender representation in each of the four pay quartiles.