Current legislation applies to companies with more than 250 employees, but a Commons Select Committee of MPs has recommended that the legislation be extended to cover all organisations with more than 50 employees.
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee cited evidence of wider pay gaps among smaller companies and the profile raised by the first year of gender pay reporting as reasons for the Government to be more ambitious.
They have recommended that the change is implemented from 2020, so it will be interesting to see whether their view is adopted should the gender pay reporting process be refined following its first year. Already, over 200 small businesses voluntarily filed their gender pay gap figures last year.
You can read the report here.
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