Deloitte comments on gender pay gap reporting regulations
6 April 2017
Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent at Deloitte UK, said:
“Today sees a big step forward in the journey to achieve gender parity in the UK. For the first time people will be able to see the gender pay gap of large employers at one fixed point in time, with this gap measured and reported in a consistent way. They will be able to read about the causes of each company’s gap and the actions that are being taken to close it; they will also be able to determine for themselves those companies that are serious about this and those that are not. This is a massive shift in transparency – and without any doubt is a hugely positive thing.
“Previously reporting our own gap gave us an opportunity to show not only that we fully understood why we had a gap, but also the significant actions that we are taking to close it. We were able to clearly show that these actions were focused on delivering long term meaningful and sustained change – through both a focus on our culture and targeted interventions - and that it is the responsibility of our firm’s senior leadership to ensure this change happens. This transparency has shown itself to be a positive for us – both in terms of our current workforce and those considering joining us; we look forward to continuing on this journey.”
Notes to editors
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