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Equal Pay: Private Sector

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what estimate she has made of the cost to business of mandatory pay audits in the private sector; and if she will make a statement. (252773)

[holding answer 2 February 2009]: Research commissioned by the Equal Opportunities Commission in 2005 found that the administrative cost of carrying out an equal pay review was typically the equivalent of three to six months of the time of a single member of staff.