Theresa May announced the launch of a new consultation, designed to consider whether obligatory reporting would help with addressing disparities in both career prospects and pay between white workers and their black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues.
It is said that mandatory reporting would remove barriers faced in employment, which would help to allow workers to progress in their careers ‘regardless of their background’.
The consultation will allow employers and other organisations to submit their views on what ethnicity pay information should be reported in order to allow meaningful action, who should be expected to report and next steps.
It launched this month, October 2018, and will be open until 11.45 pm on the 11 January 2019.
For more information and to take part in the consultation visit www.gov.uk/government/consultations/ethnicity-pay-reporting.