Consultation outcome

Ethnicity pay reporting

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Detail of outcome

This consultation sought views on a mandatory approach to ethnicity pay reporting.

Detail of feedback received

We received 321 responses:

  • 119 from individuals
  • 93 from private sector employers
  • 42 from public sector employers and non-profit organisations
  • 67 from representative bodies and interest groups

Respondents reported that they wanted to see alignment, where possible and appropriate, between mandatory ethnicity pay reporting and existing arrangements for gender pay reporting. There were mixed responses on the preferred metric to report ethnicity pay gaps.

In 2022 the government committed to publish guidance to employers on voluntary ethnicity pay reporting.

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We're seeking views on ethnicity pay reporting by employers.

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on ethnicity pay reporting by employers. It sets out options and asks questions on:

  • what ethnicity pay information should be reported by employers to allow for meaningful action
  • who should be expected to report
  • next steps

The objective of the consultation is to enable government and employers to move forward in a consistent and transparent way. Consultation responses will inform future government policy on ethnicity pay reporting.


Published 11 October 2018
Last updated 13 July 2023 + show all updates
  1. Government response published.

  2. First published.