Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Gender pay: let’s make parity a reality - CITY AM

by Laura Hinton 
Originally published: June 29, 2017
Publisher: CityAM.com 

It's been two years since the government announced plans to force companies with more than 250 employees to publish their gender pay gap. But it seems like a lifetime ago.

The new rules came into effect in April although, to date, few companies have published their data.

This requirement to publish gender pay data was welcomed in many quarters as a positive move by the government. I believe it will go a long way towards tackling both the symptoms and causes of gender inequality in the workplace.

However, amid all the other issues occupying the minds of business, not least Brexit and political uncertainty, it’s important we stay focused on this issue and don’t allow progress on closing the gender pay gap to slip.