Tackling gender, disability and ethnicity pay gaps: a progress review: Executive summary

Brown D, Rickard C, Broughton A |   | Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) | Aug 2017

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This executive summary contains the key findings from IES research conducted on behalf of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on the effectiveness of interventions to tackle the gender, disability and ethnicity pay gaps in the UK. To read the full report, click here.

The executive summary contains insights on findings from the literature review and workshops conducted with key stakeholders including employers and experts on how, in practice, to tackle these pay gaps.

Key findings include:

  • the impact of the National Minimum Wage on pay gaps;
  • the impact of voluntary initiatives such as the 'Think, Act, Report' Government campaign to enhance gender equality in the workplace;
  • the impact of bonuses and highly variable pay;
  • international comparisons with countries such as Finland and Sweden where more stringent reporting requirements are in place for employers; and the lack of evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to close the disability and ethnicity pay gaps.