MPs attack ministers’ ‘nonsensical’ refusal to make firms reveal race pay gap

Tory chair of Commons committee says government lacks will to foster fairer society

A group of MPs has accused the government of lacking the “will or care” to create a fairer and more equal society, after it rejected calls to force companies to reveal the pay gap between white employees and others.

On Friday the government stated its intention to instead accept the recommendation of its controversial report on racial disparity, which was widely condemned by MPs, unions and equality campaigners as “divisive” and a missed opportunity for systematic change when it was published in March 2021.

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