Firms urged to mind gap

Yorkshire Post - - MONEY -

BUSI­NESSES NEED to do more than ever to pro­mote equal pay as the date of Equal Pay Day stalls for the third year, ac­cord­ing to law firm Weight­mans.

To­day is Equal Pay Day in the UK, iden­ti­fied by the Fawcett So­ci­ety to mark the day of the year that women ef­fec­tively stop earn­ing an in­come in re­la­tion to their male coun­ter­parts.

The scrutiny on busi­nesses around equal pay has in­ten­si­fied with new leg­is­la­tion which came into force in 2017.

Ben Daniel, of Leeds-based Weight­mans, said: “The pro­gres­sion to­wards com­pletely equal pay for men and women in the UK con­tin­ues to be slow, with the date of Equal Pay Day re­main­ing un­moved for the last three years.”

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