Wednesday 4 April 2018 / 12:01 AM Dawn Butler / Women and Equalities

Dawn Butler responds to employers deadline on gender pay gap

Dawn Butler MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Minister, commenting on the deadline for large employers to report their gender pay gap, said:

“There is no excuse for companies which fail to meet today’s deadline. The Equality and Human Rights Commission must use the full force of its powers to ensure employers publish their data or face sanctions.

“Building a country for the many not the few means real action to close the gender pay gap. That’s why Labour will make it mandatory for large companies to conduct audits and produce action plans. Those with good gender practices will receive government certification while those that fail to take action will face fines.

“If the Tories were serious about tackling the gender pay gap they would back Labour’s policies to close the pay gap not just monitor it.”