83% of employers think reporting disability pay gaps should be mandatory

Poll: Would your organisation publish disability pay gap data?Employee Benefits poll: Four-fifths (83%) of organisations think reporting disability pay gaps should be mandatory, according to a survey of Employee Benefits readers.

A tenth said they do not think that reporting disability pay gaps should be mandatory, whereas 7% were unsure.

It is not currently mandatory for employers with more than 250 employers to report any type of pay gaps they may have, apart from their gender pay gap.

Last year in December, the University of Hertfordshire published its disability pay data for the first time, with a mean hourly pay gap of 9.07% and a median gap of 10.86%. For every £1 paid to staff with no declared disability, individuals with declared disability pay receive 90.93p.

Meanwhile, its mean bonus gap was 17.35%, while its median closed completely. A total of 65% of employees with a declared disability and 67% of those who have not declared one received a bonus.

Professor Quintin McKellar, vice chancellor and chief executive of the University of Hertfordshire, said: “I am pleased to see our first disability pay gap report, as this information will help us identify areas of review as well as additional interventions to support the reduction of pay gaps. I will continue to challenge our senior leaders to address under representation and make further progress to reduce pay gaps. I am confident that together we will continue to take successful to steps to achieve our objectives.”