Government Advance on Gender Pay Gap Elimination Plans

In the last few months of the coalition, a consultation was introduced about the matter of forcing large firms to disclose data on the gender pay gap. This consultation begins on Tuesday demonstrating that the government plan to move forward with the plans.

The aim, according to the Conservative party, is to "pressure" companies into boosting women's wages. David Cameron has stated that he intends to close the pay gap "within a generation".

The difference in pay between men and women was 9.4% in April compared with 10% a year earlier. Source: Office for National Statistics

John Allen, chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, said: "We need to keep up the momentum and break down the remaining barriers that prevent women progressing in the workplace and the boardroom".


Source: BBC News

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