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Equal Pay

Question for Women and Equalities

UIN 118110, tabled on 7 December 2017

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the evidential basis is for the Government using positive action to reduce the gender wage gap.

Answered on

12 December 2017

The government is determined to close the gender pay gap, which is currently at 18.4%. Research commissioned by the Government Equalities Office indicates that the biggest driver of the gender pay gap is women’s reduced labour market participation.

The research can be accessed here:

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Women and Equalities
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