Martin Couchman, deputy chief executive at the British Hospitality Association said:
“According to the official statistics around 60 per cent of the hospitality and tourism workforce are women. The industry is trying to take on board issues such as gender gap transparency and women in leadership positions with many sectors leading in this area. According to British Hospitality Association’s Food and Service Management report launched in November last year, 89% of FSM members have at least one woman on their board with many far exceed the FTSE 100 goal of 25% female board members.
“The BHA we will be consulting members of the association affected by the new regulations, as part of our response to the government consultation paper which will be submitted in September.
“The new government consultation does not specify a preferred metric used to determine the gender pay gap and since our industry has a substantial number of part time workers the metric used could be important.”