Ethnic Pay Reporting Consultation Response (Dept for Business)

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January 2019
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Race Disparity Unit launched an inquiry on ethnicity pay reporting by employers in October 2018. The deadline for responses was 11th January 2019.  Key questions included:

A) what ethnicity pay information should be reported by employers to allow for meaningful action
B ) who should be expected to report
C) next steps

Muslim Women's Network UK responded and our report can be downloaded here.

We highlighted the benefits of reporting on ethnic pay information can be placed under two broad categories: financial and social e.g. fairer pay will help with social mobility etc. Reporting will allow employers  to also identify and remove any barriers which may be impacting upon the development and progression of their existing employees. however, we highlighted that the consultation itself recognises only five broad categories of ethnic groups which means  ethnic minority groups are being combined which means that the variations in outcomes within those groupings will not be highlighted e.g. Disparity between Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian employees.


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