Parliament to debate mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting

29 July 2021

A petition, which called for the introduction of mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting, collected over 130,000 signatures, meaning that this will be debated in Parliament on 20 September 2021.

 Currently, there is a requirement for employers with 250 or more employers to publish their gender pay gap, but there is growing support for also making ethnicity pay gap reporting mandatory. The petition stated that the new requirement would work:

 “To shine a light on race / ethnicity-based inequality in the workplace so that they can be addressed.”

 A number of organisations have recently urged the Government to implement this. Additionally, a consultation ran between October 2018 to January 2019 on the very topic of introducing mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting, and the current status is that the Government is analysing the responses it received.

 The debate will be available to watch online on the UK Parliament YouTube channel.

CIPP comment

Although not currently mandatory, has your company already opted to report on its ethnicity pay gap? We would love to hear from you, at [email protected].

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