The government has made clear, in its ‘Inclusive Britain’ policy paper published on 17 March, that ethnicity pay gap reporting will not be mandatory for employers ‘at this stage’.
It has said one of the reasons for this is that it does not want to impose more reporting burdens on employers as they recover from the pandemic but it’s not clear if (or when) this will be back on the agenda.
Even though ethnicity pay gap reporting won’t be mandatory right now many employers have already begun voluntarily publishing information about their ethnicity pay gaps to address pay disparity. To support voluntary publishing of this data the government expects to produce guidance this summer on how to do this.
This is expected to:
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