The UK government will not introduce mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting despite widespread calls for it to do so.
Sharing the update as part of its response to last year’s controversial Sewell report, the government has said it will help organisations undertake reporting, as well as discouraging use of “unhelpful” terms such as ‘BAME’.
Published on 17th March, the action plan, entitled Inclusive Britain, sets out more than 70 actions that aim to reduce racial disparities across the country.
While the action plan does not introduce mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting, it outlines that the government will publish guidance at a later date that will assist organisations planning to provide voluntary reporting.
However, experts have expressed dismay at the government’s refusal to commit to mandatory ethnicity pay reporting.
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