The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published its Finance Service Inquiry into sex discrimination and the gender pay gap. It finds that there is still a major difference in performance related pay received by male and female finance workers. The EHRC recommends that firms set gender equality as a business objective and it will encourage the Government to strengthen the pay secrecy clause in the Equality Bill.

In the interim the EHRC is currently compiling 5 Statutory Codes of Practice and non statutory guidance to be used in conjunction with the Equality Bill when enacted in 2010.