About the tool

If you're an employer who has to publish your gender pay gap information, and you want to see your gender pay gap closing: this tool is for you.

The tool uses your gender pay gap data, along with your answers to a short set of questions, to determine the key factors behind your pay gap. The tool will produce a personalised report and action plan for your organisation based on these factors. You can also use the tool without your pay gap data. If you'd rather choose your own areas of focus, you can do this too.



How do I start?

There are three ways to use the tool, depending on what stage you are at in your pay gap journey.

If you have already reported

You can input your organisation’s name and the site will import your data from the UK Government’s gender pay gap viewing service.

If you haven’t reported yet

If you’ve got all of your data in place, but just haven’t published it yet, you can manually input your data. If you haven’t calculated your figures yet, you can use our handy calculators, and the site will pull this through for you.

If you don’t want to input your pay gap data

You can go straight to our initial assessment questions without inputting your pay gap information. If you choose to do this your pay data won't be taken into account in your action plan.


How it works


First, choose how you want to use the tool. You will then answer a short set of questions: these will only take 2-3 minutes, and will generate a set of three priority areas. These are where you should focus your action to have the greatest impact on closing your gender pay gap.


Once your priorities have been assigned you have the option to proceed with these, or to select your own. We recommend using the priorities which have been generated for you; however you may have a particular interest in another area, and the tool is flexible to accommodate this. The minimum number of priorities you can select is one, and the maximum is five.


The next step is to answer some further questions relating to each priority area. This enables the tool to target your action plan to best meet the needs of your organisation. This should take around 5 minutes. If you have selected more than one priority area you can complete all priorities in the same session, or you can choose to save your progress after each priority and complete the questions later. On completion, you will receive a tailored action plan which will support your organisation to close its gender pay gap and bonus gap.


Next steps

Your personalised plan will contain a set of actions for each of the key factors behind your gender pay gap, along with links to guidance which provides further information and support. If you would like one-to-one support to close your pay gap, we can help you with this.

About Close the Gap

Close the Gap is Scotland’s expert on the gender pay gap. We can provide in-depth analysis and personalised support to your organisation, to help you to operationalise your action plan, or develop a bespoke initiative, and take effective action to close your pay gap. You can find out more in the Work with Us section, or simply get in touch at info@closethegap.org.uk.

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