Revenue and Customs: Equal Pay:Written question - 284249

Q
(Hayes and Harlington)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Treasury
Revenue and Customs: Equal Pay
Commons
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the 2016 HMRC Equal Pay Audit provides assurance that HMRC's pay system is free from bias in terms of the protected characteristics defined in the Equality Act 2010.
A
Answered by: Jesse Norman
Answered on: 09 September 2019

The purpose of the 2016 Equal Pay Audit has been to give assurance that HMRC’s pay system is free from bias in terms of the protected characteristics and that HMRC continue to comply with the Equality Act 2010 legislation.

Transparency, reporting and monitoring are critical to tackling any inequality revealed through examining pay gaps. HMRC believe that their pay system does not unlawfully discriminate against their people, but they are looking at what is driving pay gaps, considering opportunities to change them and using this as a benchmark to improve.

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