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MPs debate petition relating to ethnicity pay gap reporting

15 September 2021

On Monday 20 September, MPs will debate a petition relating to ethnicity pay gap reporting

The debate will be led by Petitions Committee member Elliot Colburn MP, and MPs from all parties can take part. Paul Scully MP, a Minister at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will respond on behalf of the Government.

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The petition, which has more than 130,000 signatures, states: “Much like the existing mandatory requirement for employers with 250 or more employees must publish their gender pay gap. We call upon the government to introduce the ethnicity pay gap reporting. To shine a light on race / ethnicity based inequality in the workplace so that they can be addressed.”

In its response to the petition, the Government said: “The Government ran a consultation from October 2018 to January 2019 on the introduction of mandatory Ethnicity Pay Reporting. We are currently analysing these and will respond by the end of the year.”

What are petitions debates?

Petitions debates are ‘general’ debates which allow MPs from all parties to discuss the important issues raised by one, or more petitions, and put their concerns to Government Ministers.

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