I recently posted that the real teeth of the Gender Pay Gap Regulations lay in the potential impact upon an employer's recruitment and retention strategy. See the full blog here.
Carrie Gracie's recent high profile resignation from the BBC demonstrates the point perfectly.
If you haven't already done so, employers with over 250 employees should give very careful consideration to the potential impact of the reporting requirements laid down within the new regulations.
Indeed, all employers are well advised to undertake an equal pay audit and to address gender pay differentials.
Quite rightly, the issue of Equal Pay is likely to be a hot topic for all employers in 2018.
Carrie Gracie says the reaction to her resignation as the BBC's China editor shows there is a "depth of hunger" for "equal, fair and transparent pay". She has quit her China post, citing pay inequality with male colleagues and spoke as she co-presented the Today programme with John Humphrys.