Government to force employers to own up to gender pay gap
Source: The Engineer
The UK government has announced that it is to push ahead with plans to force firms with more than 250 employees to disclose information on pay gaps between men and women.
The new measures, which will be defined through a consultation process which kicks off this week, were proposed by the previous administration in response to Office of National Statistics figures showing that women working in the UK get paid on average 9.4 per cent less than men.
This pay gap is found to a greater and lesser degree throughout the economy, including in the manufacturing sector where, according to The Engineer’s 2015 Salary Survey women engineers earn on average 10 per cent less than their male colleagues.