The Government Equalities Office has told the Treasury Select Committee that it is planning to extend the gender pay gap reporting obligations, because statistics published earlier this year show that the gender pay gap is widening to men’s advantage. The latest proposals include lowering the number of employees trigger point so that smaller companies must also report on their gender pay gap. There is also a suggestion that greater enforcement powers might be introduced.
Smaller businesses will not welcome the extra administrative burden with tighter budgets and fewer resources than their larger counterparts. All proposed changes will be put out to public consultation so keep an eye out to ensure that you have your say.
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