As you may be aware, last March, shortly after pandemic restrictions were announced, the Government Equalities Office said it would suspend compulsory reporting of 2019/20 figures.
The EHRC have now put out a rather complicated notice that basically says that they won’t be chasing anyone for 6 months, to 5 October 2021. To clarify:
- March/April snapshot data from 2019, which should have been reported in 2020, was suspended, so effectively there is no requirement to submit 2019/20 data
- March April snapshot data from 2020, which should be reported in 2021, will not be followed up for 6 months. So 2020/21 data does need submitting but businesses with more than 250 employees will have until October to do so.
Full Government guidance available here