Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

Corporate governance: delivering on fair pay inquiry

Inquiry status: open - accepting written submissions

Inquiry launched on 22 March 2018.

The deadline for written submissions on the gender pay gap was 27 April 2018. If you would like to send a late submission please contact Committee staff.  

Accepting written submissions on executive pay; the deadline is 8 May 2018. 

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee is conducting a short inquiry into aspects of pay in the private sector.

The Committee will investigate:

  • To examine the compliance by business with reporting requirements on the gender pay gap and to consider what steps they are taking to address the gap;
  • To consider the implementation of the recommendations on executive pay by the previous Committee in its 2017 report on Corporate Governance and recent developments on executive pay;
  • To examine the effectiveness of Remuneration Committees and institutional investors in combatting excessive executive pay


The inquiry will initially focus on the gender pay gap and the Committee invites written submissions on this topic.

Terms of reference: Corporate governance: delivering on fair pay inquiry Send a written submission

Latest evidence

  • 06 Jun 2018 - Corporate Governance: delivering on fair pay - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF350 KB) HC 928 | Published 20 Jun 2018

    Evidence given by Charles Cotton, Senior Performance and Reward Adviser, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Clare Chapman, Remuneration Committee Chair, Weir Group, Marion Sears, Remuneration Committee Chair, PersimmonAndrew Ninian, Director, Stewardship and Corporate Governance, Investment Association, Robert Hodgkinson, Executive Director, Technical, ICAEW, Sarah Wilson, Chief Executive, Minerva Analytics Ltd, Euan Stirling, Global Head of Stewardship and ESG Investing, Aberdeen Standard Investments

    Watch this evidence session

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