Equal pay is about ensuring people with different protected characteristics are paid the same for like work, work rated as equivalent (under a job evaluation system), or work of equal value.
A pay gap is the percentage difference in pay between different groups of workers. Most commonly the groups compared are men and women, although pay gaps can exist for other protected groups such as disabled and minority ethnic staff.
The New Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff (JNCHES) provides guidance on pay and pay related issues in the HE sector, including on pay equality.
ECU provides guidance on the public sector equality duty, including guidance on reporting on the gender pay gap in England, Scotland and Wales. We will also be providing guidance on forthcoming legislation in Northern Ireland.