Margaret Ferrier – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Women and Equalities

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Margaret Ferrier on 2015-10-13.

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the gender pay gap.

Caroline Dinenage

The gender pay gap has fallen to its lowest ever level, but any gap is unacceptable. The Prime Minister has pledged to eliminate this gap in a generation. Our recent consultation will inform new regulations that will deliver our manifesto commitment to require large companies to publish details of their gender pay gap. We will also tackle the causes by encouraging girls to consider a wide range of careers and ensuring that workplaces are fit for the 21st century.