Commission response to the Government’s voluntary gender equality reporting scheme

In response to the Government’s new framework voluntary gender equality reporting scheme, Kay Carberry, a Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said:

'Many women are still not getting equal pay with men even though they are doing equal or similar work. Pay transparency helps to reduce that gap. We'd like to see more businesses - large and small - using gender pay reporting to check they are not inadvertently paying men and women different wages to do the same job.

'The Government's Voluntary Gender Equality reporting initiative is a step in the right direction. New provisions in the Equality Act 2010 should also encourage more open discussions about pay within the workplace and so reduce unlawful pay discrimination.'

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