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1,500 companies miss gender pay deadline

More than 1,500 companies have failed to report their gender pay gap figures before Wednesday night's deadline.
The Equalities and Human Rights Commission said 1,557 firms had missed the deadline.
It will now contact these companies to remind them of their legal obligations.
The equalities watchdog will investigate those firms that fail to comply and could take legal action against them, with penalties including an unlimited fine.
All companies, charities and public sector bodies with more than 250 employees were required to submit their gender pay figures before Wednesday's deadline.
The EHRC will check whether those firms that failed to report fall into this category.
One organisation that missed the deadline was the Unite union, which belatedly published its figures on Thursday.
The union, which describes itself as being "at the forefront of the trade union campaign to achieve equal pay", revealed that its female employees' median hourly pay was 29.6% lower than what male workers are paid.
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