Low-paid women in Britain will continue to earn equal pay with men, as the government moves to retain an EU protection which expires at the end of the year.
The statute was one of the hundreds of laws to be abolished by January 2024 under the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act, passed in June in a post-Brexit elimination of EU laws.
Equality law in Britain declares that men and women performing equal work must get equal pay but women working for outsourcing companies or those working in different locations to men but doing similar work, have been excluded from this protection.
The “single source test” is an EU provision which ensures workers must get equal pay if they work for the same source employer.
The Equalities Hub said in a statement: “There will be absolutely no reduction in equal pay protections. The new secondary legislation will be laid in Parliament long before the end of the year.”