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Workplace Pensions

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL4772, tabled on 7 December 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage employers to calculate their gender pension contributions gap in order to compare this to their gender pay gap data.

Answered on

17 December 2021

In 2017, the government introduced regulations requiring large employers to publish the differences in average salaries and bonuses for men and women. The regulations have helped to motivate employers; placing the gender pay gap at the top of the agenda and prompting conversations within businesses about workplace equality.

Employers are now focussed on understanding and tackling the causes of the gaps in their organisations. Reporting has been a vital part of getting everyone to take the first step.

Alongside this, the government is continuing to work closely with employers, their representative bodies and regulators to build understanding on this issue.