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Businesses could be forced to reveal ethnic pay gap

Businesses could be forced to reveal their ethnicity pay gap after an audit last year showed significant disparities in pay and promotion opportunities of different ethnic groups .
Announcing a consultation on mandatory pay reporting, Theresa May said: "Every employee deserves the opportunity to progress and fulfil their potential in their chosen field, regardless of which background they are from, but too often ethnic minority employees feel they're hitting a brick wall when it comes to career progression."The consultation will run until January to allow businesses to share views on what information should be published.Mys May also unveiled a Race at Work Charter aimed at increasing recruitment and career progression of ethnic minority employees.
Businesses could be forced to reveal ethnic pay gap

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Among those to have already signed up are some of the UK's best known companies including accountancy firm KPMG and advertising company Saatchi & Saatchi as well as NHS England and the Civil Service.Public sector bodies such as the the NHS, armed forces and police will also explain how they intend to increase ethnic minority staff in senior roles.

Businesses could be forced to reveal ethnic pay gap

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Mrs May said: "Our focus is now on making sure the UK's organisations, boardrooms and senior management teams are truly reflective of the workplaces they manage, and the measures we are taking today will help employers identify the actions needed to create a fairer and more diverse workforce."
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