Consultation outcome

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

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Detail of outcome

We published a consultation, Closing the Gender Pay Gap, last July to seek views on the transparency proposals and broader questions about girls’ aspirations, women returning to work and older working women. The consultation received nearly 700 responses, including over 200 from employers and business organisations. We are grateful to everyone who took the trouble to contribute such substantial and informative responses. This document summarises the results of that consultation.

Original consultation

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Summary

This is a consultation seeking views on what more we can do to close the gender pay gap.

Documents

Closing the Gender Pay Gap - Government Consultation

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s78 Impact Assessment

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on the Government’s manifesto commitment to require larger employers to publish gender pay information. These regulations will cover private and voluntary sector employers in England, Scotland and Wales with at least 250 employees.

The consultation also seeks views on wider action that can be taken to inspire girls and young women, modernise workplaces and support older working women.

The Government Equalities Office commissioned research into the extent to which employers across Great Britain with 150 or more staff collect, report and publish data on pay by gender, and into the awareness and impact of the Think, Act, Report scheme.

To help us analyse the responses please use the online system wherever possible. If for exceptional reasons, you are unable to use the online system you may download a response form and email it or post it to us.

Before completing the online or downloadable response forms, please refer to the above consultation document on closing the gender pay gap, as it provides background detail to all of the questions.