BITC response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report

Following the publication of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities’ (CRED) report, Sandra Kerr CBE, Race Director at Business in the Community, said:

“I am glad to see the government has set out their approach to take ownership of these issues, with guidance for employers on ethnicity pay gap reporting, and I am keen to work with the government to ensure that it is as impactful as possible. 

“However, waiting on voluntary reporting is just too slow. Our research found that without government intervention we could be waiting until 2075 for employers to publish their ethnicity pay gaps. Mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting needs to be introduced by April 2023 as it plays a vital part in ensuring that the UK has a truly inclusive economy, that benefits people from all ethnicities and social backgrounds.”

For further information, please contact Aoife Butler Nolan, Head of Media, Public Affairs and Policy on 07702 903 216.  

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Business in the community is the oldest and largest business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. We were created nearly 40 years ago with HRH The Prince of Wales as our Royal Patron to champion responsible business. We inspire, engage and challenge members and we mobilise that collective strength as a force for good in society to: 

  • Develop a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow. 
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