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The government’s gender pay gap plans are an exercise in box-ticking

Plans to force firms to publish their pay gaps won't come close to solving the problem

By Jessica Abrahams  

Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality Nicky Morgan addresses the Conservative Party conference at Manchester Central. Morgan is behind government plans to force firms to publish their "gender pay gap". ©Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Equal Pay Act 1970 made it illegal to pay men and women differently…

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