MPs back mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting during debate at Westminster

MPs have called on the government to make ethnicity pay gap reporting mandatory for larger firms, as experts urge employers to start collecting data now. 

In a parliamentary debate yesterday (20 September), the government was told that unless ethnicity pay gap reporting was made mandatory for larger organisations, businesses would struggle to make the progress needed to close the pay gap.

Caroline Nokes, Labour MP and chair of the Women and Equalities Committee, said businesses were “crying out” for ethnicity pay gap reporting. “They want it to happen, but on a mandatory basis,” she said.

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