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Companies: Pay

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 141703, tabled on 8 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to consult on draft secondary legislative proposals to require quoted companies to report annually on the pay ratio between their CEO and the average worker.

Answered on

11 May 2018

The Government’s Corporate Governance Reform green paper consultation invited views on the option of requiring quoted companies to report on the pay ratio between their CEO and the average worker. In its response to the consultation, published on 29 August 2017, the Government announced that it would legislate to introduce pay ratio reporting as part of a wider set of corporate governance reforms.

The detail of the pay ratio reporting provision has been developed since then. This has included two phases of informal consultation with a balanced range of stakeholders. The secondary legislation needed to implement pay ratio reporting, and the other new corporate governance reporting requirements announced last year, will be laid in Parliament this summer.

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