The snapshot date for the purpose of measuring the gender pay gap is 5 April each year, to align with the end of the tax year.
The required information must be published within a year of the snapshot date, ie by 4 April the following year. The Regulations require you to take a "snapshot" of your gender pay gap on 5 April and bonus details for the 12 months preceding 5 April, eg for reports due on 4 April 2020, bonus details will be from 6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019.
For more information, if you would like to discuss any aspect of these changes and the impact upon your business in more detail, or if you would like information on how DWF can support your business in the auditing and report process please get in touch.
To help you and your business prepare for the changes, we have created a gender pay gap reporting guide.