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Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL199, tabled on 12 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make ethnicity pay gap reporting mandatory.

Answered on

26 May 2021

The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities recently published its independent report which included recommendations in relation to ethnicity pay gap reporting.

We welcome the opportunity to consider the Commission’s findings on this matter, and to consider them in light of the work that has already taken place within government. As well as consulting on ethnicity pay gap reporting, we have met with businesses and representative organisations to understand the barriers towards reporting and what information should be published. We have also run a methodology testing exercise with a broad range of businesses to better understand the complexities outlined in the consultation.

The Government will respond to the Commission’s report in due course.