UK: Co's may be required to reveal ethnicity pay gap under govt. plans to assess whether mandatory reporting will help minorities at work

Author: BBC News, Published on: 15 October 2018

"Ethnicity pay gap: Firms may be forced to reveal figures", 11 Oct 2018

Companies may be forced to reveal their ethnicity pay gap under plans unveiled by the prime minister to help minorities at work.

Theresa May has launched a consultation on whether mandatory reporting will help address disparities between the pay and career prospects of minorities...

The move follows the decision to make firms reveal their gender pay gaps.

Downing Street said the consultation would allow businesses to share views on what information should be published "to allow for decisive action to be taken" while at the same time avoiding "undue burdens on businesses". It will run until January.

The government's Race Disparity Audit last year showed widely varying outcomes in areas including education, employment, health and criminal justice between Britain's white and ethnic minority populations...

Mrs May is also due to unveil a Race at Work Charter signed by firms including accountancy giant KPMG, advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi, and public sector bodies including NHS England and the Civil Service.

The charter, designed with Business in the Community, commits signatories to increasing recruitment and career progression of ethnic minority employees.

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