Partners set to be included in pay gap reporting as MPs criticise 'painfully slow' progress on law firm diversity

Exclusion of partners described as making “a nonsense” of efforts to tackle the pay gap

MPs have criticised law firms for making “painfully slow” progress on gender diversity, in a report by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee which calls for partners to be included in next year’s pay gap reporting.

The report, released today (2 August) on the back of a parliamentary inquiry into the effectiveness of the first year of reporting, describes the exclusion of partners from last year’s reporting as making “a nonsense” of efforts to tackle the pay gap.