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Equal pay

Advice and guidance on equal pay - what it is, why it matters and what you can do to put equal pay in place in your organisation. The guidance is mainly for employers, but some of it will also be useful to individual employees.

  • What is equal pay?

    Equal pay means that men and women in the same employment performing equal work must receive equal rewards. Find out more about the equal pay laws and how to verify, implement and maintain equal pay in your organisation.

  • Why equal pay matters

    Pay systems that reward people equally for doing equal work bring significant benefits, not only for individuals and employers, but also for society as a whole. Read more about the value and benefits of achieving equal pay.

  • How to implement equal pay

    If you’re an employer, this is where you can find tools, strategies and procedures to help you check or implement equal pay in your organisation.

  • Is equal pay the same as the gender pay gap?

    Equal pay and the gender pay gap are not the same thing. The gender pay gap is the difference between men’s and women’s average earnings. You can read more about this here.

Contact Acas for further information

If you are involved in an employment dispute or are seeking information on employment rights and rules, you can contact the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas):

Visit the Acas website

Freephone: 0300 123 1100 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday)

Text Relay service: 18001 0300 123 1100.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2020