by Rob Morris
Originally published: May 26, 2017
Both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have pledged to introduce ethnicity pay gap reporting if they come to power on 9 June. But how would this policy work in practice? Rob Moss examines pay gap reporting for ethnic minorities.
At first glance, the idea of emulating the new gender pay gap reporting requirements to create a similar tool to measure employers’ ethnic diversity seems to make sense. Take the regulations used for gender and apply them to race in much the same way. One protected characteristic is simply swapped for another.
However, it’s one thing to compare men’s pay to that of women’s; it’s another to compare white British employees’ pay with the pay of other ethnic groups.