Matthew Offord – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Women and Equalities

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Matthew Offord on 2015-10-21.

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what response her Department has received to the consultation on regulations on the gender pay gap.

Caroline Dinenage

This government is committed to closing the gender pay gap in a generation by addressing the underlying causes of the gender pay gap, including the gender bonus gap. Our consultation on Closing the Gender Pay Gap closed on 6 September, and received nearly 700 responses. Over 200 employers and business organisations responded, including the CBI, whose members employ around a third of the private sector workforce. We have announced that this will apply to large employers and to large public bodies. We will be working with employers on how this will be implemented as they will be required to publish information showing the differences in pay between men and women.