Statement of Service | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Accessibility | Feedback

Change Text Size small · medium · largeChange Colours black_white yellow_black orange_black black_yellow

Equality North East

Equality body launches consultation on equal pay audits

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has today launched a consultation on how private and voluntary sector employers with at least 250 staff can measure and report on their gender pay gap.

Women working full-time currently earn 17.1% less per hour on average (12.8% median) than men, with the gap failing to improve in the past three years. The difference in some sectors, such as finance, are much wider and the majority of organisations are not aware of their own gender pay gap, the equality watchdog has claimed.

The EHRC is working closely with business groups such a the CBI and the TUC to develop a consistent way to measure the gender pay difference in organisations.

Full story...

Related Links

August 13, 2009

« back

Equality North East is not responsible for the content of external websites.