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Equal Pay

Question for Women and Equalities

UIN 118536, tabled on 11 December 2017

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to Answer of 23 November 2017 to Question 902535, on Equal Pay, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of requiring all larger employers to publish their gender pay gap on reducing that pay gap.

Answered on

14 December 2017

The government is determined to close the gender pay gap, which is currently at 18.4%. A full assessment was published that set out the expected impact of new regulations which introduced mandatory gender pay gap reporting:

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukia/2016/245/pdfs/ukia_20160245_en.pdf.

The department recently published research on the action larger employers are taking to close the gender pay gaps within their organisations:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gender-pay-gap-employers-action-and-understanding.

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