Picture:  (Anon, n.d.)


What I learnt from the debate : 

– Those from ethnic groups are in low paid jobs such as security, taxi drivers or care jobs compared to their white counterpart
– Their (BAME) have less clear and fulfilling career paths : it means that there is a lack of access to trainings and no prospect for career improvement 
– The scale of the issue is unknown due to a lack of data 
– ONS – average earnings per hour in 2019 for white were £12.49, for black £11.50 and £9.55 for Pakistanis 
Black disabled women have more barriers to entry regarding pay gap
– For every £1 earn by men women get 87 pence and for black women it is even lower as they earn 2.1 less than white women
– Disadvantages increase challenges for entering the job market : this have higher and long lasting adverse economic impact for ethnic groups
The pandemic has exacerbated the pay gap inequality for ethnic groups 
– Public and Private leaderships positions do not include Black women 
Nothing has been done 4 years on since the manifesto which agreed for consultations with big companies to improve transparency on minority pay gap


What are the solutions to insure that ethnic groups are being included in the job market 

– Very few organisations voluntarily record and submit their minority employment report – the reports are not data focus either 
– A compulsory initiative must be put in place in order to collect data and amend the pay gap for ethnic groups 
– Elaborate a plan to tackle victimisation, discrimination and racism in the work place and on the job market 
– Accentuate pressure on government to implement a compulsory recording system to create recommendations for businesses 


If you want to watch the entire debate please follow the link below: 
Thanks for reading, 





black women working – Bing images  (Anon, n.d.)



www.youtube.com. (n.d.). LIVE: E-petition debate relating to ethnicity pay gap reporting – 20 September 2021. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_kb-nzVJ6M [Accessed 27 Sep. 2021].