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CMI comments on the Queen's speech: Tackling the Gender Pay gap

Petra Wilton, Director of Strategy for the Chartered Management Institute, comments:

“It’s a relief to hear the promise to tackle gender and diversity issues front and centre of the Queen’s speech. The evidence is increasingly clear: diversity in the workplace delivers results. After the progress we’ve seen this year in tackling the gender pay gap, it’s encouraging to see the focus extend to addressing racial and other inequality in the workplace. Research suggests that most businesses lack data about their employees’ ethnicity, and for many it’s a more complex area to navigate than gender equality. The government will need to identify how employers can accelerate efforts to increase diversity and inclusivity within their organisations, which will be crucial if we are to close the ethnicity pay gap.”