Firms request mandatory reporting of ethnicity pay gaps

updated on 19 October 2020

Firms have called for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to make reporting of ethnicity pay gaps mandatory. In a letter to the Telegraph, firms have urged Johnson to make the transition from voluntary to mandatory for organisations with more than 250 employees.

Signatories stated that until it is mandatory for all organisations with more than 250 employees to report on their ethnicity pay gap, “none of us will have the depth of insight that we need to bring about change at the right scale.”

It “would be a monumental step towards” making the UK “one of the fairest places to work in the world”, the signatories argued.

The signatories include Baker McKenzie’s London Managing Partner Alex Chadwick; Linklaters’ Managing Partner Gideon Moore; chief executive at Eversheds Sutherland, Lee Ranson; Norton Rose Fulbright CEO Peter Scott; and Susan Bright, Hogan Lovells’ global managing partner for diversity and inclusion and responsible business.