Ethnicity pay gap reporting

Mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting in the UK was a key recommendation in The McGregor-Smith Review into Race in the Workplace in 2017. In October 2018 the government launched a consultation to look at how such race pay gap reporting might work in practice. The measure hopes to build on the gender pay gap reporting requirements for larger UK employers with the intention of reducing wage inequality for black and minority ethnic (BME) workers.

‘Ethnicity pay gap reporting will help achieve equality’

With calls for ethnicity pay gap reporting to be made mandatory, employers are being encouraged to begin collecting the data they need now.

‘Introduce ethnicity pay gap reporting now’, government urged

12 Jun 2020

A petition urging the government to introduce mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting has gained the support of responsible business network...

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9 Jun 2020

Businesses break with the past to express support for Black Lives Matter as CEOs and founders tell of their revulsion at recent killings in the US.

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Ethnicity pay gap reporting: firms urged not to wait for legislation

26 Feb 2020

Employers should not be waiting for ethnicity pay gap reporting to become mandatory to look at how they can improve...

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Labour vows to bring in ethnicity pay gap reporting

26 Nov 2019

A Labour government would introduce ethnicity pay gap reporting and consider the introduction of “blind CVs” to help tackle discrimination....

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Should salary history questions be outlawed?

3 Sep 2019

Ending employers' ability to ask candidates about salary history could help tackle gender and ethnicity pay gaps but how best to achieve this?

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Ethnicity pay gap: Bangladeshi workers lowest paid in the UK

9 Jul 2019

Bangladeshi workers have lowest hourly pay in the UK  – earning around a fifth less than White British employees, according...

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Employers lack data needed to analyse ethnicity pay gap

21 Mar 2019

Ninety-five per cent of employers have not analysed their ethnicity pay gap, with many lacking the data that will enable...

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Leading businesses sign up for ethnicity pay gap pledge

1 Mar 2019

Fifteen prominent UK organisations have signed a commitment to work towards mandatory ethnic pay gap reporting and to encourage other businesses to do so.

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Employers prioritise soft skills, flexible work and pay transparency

29 Jan 2019

Employers consider soft skills – such as creativity and the ability to work under pressure – more important than hard...

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Government rejects call to lower gender pay gap reporting threshold

18 Jan 2019

MPs have accused the government of being too “timid” to hold businesses to account for their gender pay gaps after...

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MPs want tougher reporting requirements on gender, ethnicity and executive pay

14 Jan 2019

More than two-thirds of MPs believe that reporting requirements on gender, ethnicity and executive pay are a “good start”, but...

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Fat Cat Friday: male CEOs paid nearly double their female counterparts

4 Jan 2019

The FTSE 100’s six female chief executives earn only 54% of the salary of their 94 male equivalents, exposing a...

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Academics from ethnic minorities experience 26% pay gap

7 Dec 2018

Russell Group universities pay academics from ethnic minorities significantly less than white colleagues

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Ethnicity pay gap reporting threshold should be 50 employees

26 Nov 2018

The threshold above which employers should be obliged to report their ethnicity pay gap should be 50 employees, according to...

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