Gender pay gap will not close without clear plans to tackle inequality

Today (Thursday 4 April 2019) marks the deadline for charities and businesses with more than 250 employees to report their 2018 gender pay gap figures. Business in the Community (BITC) is urging organisations to show their commitment to narrowing this gap with the publication of a narrative explaining the figures and a time-bound action plan. According to the most recent Government Equalities Office report1, only 48% of companies are estimated to have included an action plan to narrow their gender pay gap.