Omission of partners from pay gap reporting branded 'outrageous' by government committee

Treasury committee inquiry into diversity in financial services accuses firms of attempting to 'thwart the spirit and letter' of gender pay legislation

The omission of partners from gender pay gap reporting has been strongly criticised by the Treasury Select Committee inquiry into gender diversity in the financial services industry, with City minister John Glen MP branding the practice as “outrageous”.

In its Women in Finance report, published yesterday (12 June), the committee said firms are “circumventing the spirit” of gender pay legislation by not including partners in their reporting, and called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond MP to be “vociferous” on the issue.

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