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  • Kirsten

The UK government must act on gender and ethnicity pay gaps

According to the Fawcett Society, the UK Government lags behind other European countries in making companies act to close the gender pay gap, and it has failed to introduce mandatory reporting of pay differences based on ethnicity.

If they are serious about driving down pay inequality, it begs the question: why won’t they require employers to set out action plans to improve gender equality? And similarly, why won’t they mandate intersectional ethnicity pay gap reporting?

Of course if they are not serious and they continue to refuse to act, they should devolve employment law to Scotland so that we can. Another example of an area where an independent Scotland could act, to reduce inequality, and make sure everyone gets paid fairly.


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