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Firms that fail to give male and fe­male staff equal pay will face tough fi­nan­cial penal­ties.

Large com­pa­nies will have to carry out equal-pay au­dits and the Equal­ity and Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion will be given fund­ing to drive the changes through.

Labour will in­tro­duce the manda­tory au­dits in all busi­nesses with more than 250 em­ploy­ees.

Fail­ure to com­ply would re­sult in civil penal­ties that re­flect the scale of the of­fence and size of firm.

Mr Cor­byn pledged: “Our party in gov­ern­ment will take ac­tion to close the gen­der pay gap.”

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