More needs to be done to close gender pay gap, says Rotherham MP

Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham
Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham
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Rotherham MP Sarah Champion says ‘more must be done to close the gender pay gap’ as new rules mean large companies will be made to disclose whether they are paying women more than men.

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced the changes, six months after Ms Champion put forward a ten minute rule bill to Parliament calling for them,

The bill was passed with 258 votes in favour to just eight against.

Ms Champion said that Rotherham was one of the worst affected areas as women there earn 77p for every male pound.

She added: “We must see more done to close the gender pay gap.”