Private business pressure group the Forum of Private Business says the Women and Work Commission (WWC) is right to resist union attempts to impose onerous new red tape on small firms to narrow the pay gap.
The FPB supports recommendations in the WWC 'Shaping a Fairer Future' report launched yesterday at Downing Street to improve vocational training for women and steer them away from stereotypical professions.
"Small firms are already sweltering in a pressure cooker of red tape and regulation and the last thing they need is yet more costly regulation,' said the FPB's Campaigns Manager Victoria Carson. "Amicus is wrong to demand pay audits, that would just be another burden. "
Ms Carson said small firms are crying out for skilled workers to fill jobs.
"Small firms want the best person for the jo...