Ethnicity Pay Gap Day 8 January 2021

Campaigners have announced today as the launch of Ethnicity Pay Gap Day.

The day supports the aims of the #EthnicityPayGap campaign and calls on employers to report their ethnicity pay gap in the same way they are required to report their gender pay gap.

Last week the UK Government confirmed its plans to debate Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting after more than 100,000 people signed a petition in June 2020. A date has yet to be set for the debate.

In October 2020, the Office for National Statistics reported a 12.7% ethnicity pay gap in Yorkshire & Humberside with even wider disparities elsewhere in the county.

Back in 2019, 15 leading employers signed a commitment to work towards mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting. The Business in The Community Race at Work Charter also calls for mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting, with many other leading companies pledging their support.

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