Large companies could be forced to reveal the pay gap between the salaries of male and female staff, under plans being considered by the Government.It's clear that the next step will be compulsory changes in pay scales. And what does Mr Cotton have to say?
"There is a business case for ensuring all employees are paid fairly and equally according to their skills and contribution, not their gender or any other irrelevant attributes.If there's a "business case" for doing something then business people will do it anyway. Why should anyone else be involved? And are "blunt legislative measures" OK if the economy recovers. I note that Mr Cotton is a spokesman for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. My own company employs just one person - myself. I can't afford to employ a personnel manager. But the companies that can will generally be able to absorb the costs of these changes. Some small companies will be wiped out. Is that the plan?
"But this case is likely to be harmed not helped by blunt legislative measures at a time when businesses are struggling to stay afloat."