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Government to extend gender pay gap reporting to public sector

The Government is to extend its plans for gender pay gap reporting beyond private and voluntary sector employers to include the public sector, ministers have said.

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, and Women and Equalities Minister, Nicky Morgan, also said the measures would force larger employers to publish information about their bonuses for men and women as part of their gender pay gap reporting, and work with business to eliminate all-male boards in the FTSE 350. Further details are to be set out this week.

The Government ran a consultation, Closing the Gender Pay Gap, over the summer, the results of which are now being analysed. New regulations setting out how this will work in practice are expected to be published in due course.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “You can’t have true opportunity without equality. There is no place for a pay gap in today’s society and we are delivering on our promises to address it.

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Nicky Morgan said: “[From] the opportunities women are given in school to the ability to move up the executive pipeline, we are determined to tackle the barriers to women achieving their all.”

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