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The Equality Act 2010 (Statutory Duties) (Wales) Regulations 2011

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2.  In these Regulations—

  • “authority” (“awdurdod”) means an authority specified in Part 2 of Schedule 19 to the Equality Act 2010 and “authorities” (“awdurdodau”) is to be construed accordingly;

  • “employment” (“cyflogaeth”), “employees” (“cyflogeion”) and “persons employed” (“personau a gyflogir”) are to be construed in accordance with section 83 of the Equality Act 2010;

  • “gender pay difference” (“gwahaniaeth cyflog rhwng y rhywiau”) means any difference between the pay of—

    (a)

    a woman and a man; or

    (b)

    women and men,

    who are employed by an authority and where either the first or second condition is met.

  • The first condition is that the difference is for a reason that is related to the protected characteristic of sex.

  • The second condition is that it appears to the authority to be reasonably likely that the difference is for a reason that is related to the protected characteristic of sex;

  • “the general duty” (“y ddyletswydd gyffredinol”) means the duty in section 149(1) of the Equality Act 2010;

  • “gender pay equality objective” (“amcan cyflog cyfartal rhwng y rhywiau”) means an equality objective—

    (i)

    that relates to the need to address the causes of any gender pay difference; and

    (ii)

    which the authority has published;

  • “relevant date” (“dyddiad perthnasol”) means 31 March;

  • “relevant information” (“gwybodaeth berthnasol”) means information that relates to compliance (or otherwise) by the authority with the general duty; and

  • “reporting period” (“cyfnod adrodd”) means the period 1 April to 31 March except in relation to the reporting period ending 31 March 2012 in which case “reporting period” means the period 6 April 2011 to 31 March 2012.

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