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star this property date less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL4772 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The full-time gender pay gap is the lowest it has ever been but the Government is committed to eliminating the gender pay gap entirely.</p><p>We introduced ground-breaking legislation last year requiring all large employers to report their gender pay gaps. The best employers will use this information to take action to close their gaps.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-01-22T16:11:50.487Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-22T16:11:50.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Employment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address gender discrimination at work and to increase the proportion of women in senior roles. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL5150 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>This Government strongly supports gender equality and condemns discrimination on the grounds of gender. That is why we are committed to review non-disclosure agreements and any evidence that is coming forward about how they are being used. The Government will also be publishing guidance on employee dress codes, so that employers and employees are aware of how these may constitute discrimination or lead to harassment in the workplace.</p><p>We are also committed to increasing diversity on FTSE boards and in senior executive roles. There is a higher percentage of women on company boards than ever before – more than doubling in the last six years. However, we need to maintain momentum and that is why we are supporting the work of the business led, Hampton-Alexander Review and their voluntary targets for 33% FTSE 350 board directors and senior executives to be women by 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T17:51:53.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T17:51:53.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Part-time Employment: Pay more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking regarding reports of stagnant pay progression for part-time workers, particularly with regard to the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL5450 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The majority of part-time workers are women, especially mothers of young children, and they often choose part-time work in order to balance work and family care. The unequal sharing of childcare responsibilities between men and women is a key driver of the gender pay gap. The Government is committed to tackling the gender pay gap, including through introducing a legal requirement for business to report their gender pay gaps in April this year. The Government has also taken measures to help parents to balance work and childcare. We introduced the right to request flexible working in 2014, and we have also introduced tax-free childcare and 30 hours free childcare for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds to support working families. We also launched a communications campaign on Shared Parental Leave on 12 February.</p><p>In response to Matthew Taylor’s Good Work report the Government will launch a joint taskforce with industry on flexible working to unlock the potential in the labour market, including amongst women.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-02-19T14:06:50.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-19T14:06:50.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the requirements for gender pay gap reporting could allow employers to submit fabricated information or avoid reporting. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL5895 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
star this property answer text <p>In 2017 the Government introduced ground-breaking regulations requiring large employers to publish specific gender pay gap data.</p><p>Employers have to report their gender pay gap by the deadline, 30 March for the public sector and 4 April for the private and voluntary sector. This is not optional; it is the law.</p><p>Employers who fail to report on time or publish inaccurate data will be in breach of the regulations. They risk facing legal action from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which has the power to take enforcement action against employers breaching the regulations. This could ultimately lead to court orders and fines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-03-13T12:37:05.46Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T12:37:05.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission in addressing the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL5897 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
star this property answer text <p>For the first time, all employers with 250 or more employees are required to publish their gender pay gap before 4 April 2018. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has powers to enforce compliance with this requirement. The EHRC has published a policy paper on its intended approach to enforcement here https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/closing-gap-enforcing-gender-pay-gap-regulations.</p><p>More generally, the EHRC's 2017-18 Business Plan commits it to working with employers to demonstrate how changes to recruitment, retention, pay decisions and career pipelines can narrow pay gaps.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-03-08T16:32:03.52Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T16:32:03.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Human Rights more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission which suggests that women’s rights, including employment protection rights and funding for women’s services, may be threatened by Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL9813 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-08-07more like thismore than 2018-08-07
star this property answer text <p>The EHRC has submitted this report to the United Nations as part of its work on monitoring the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women.</p><p>The Government is firmly committed to tackling the major injustices across Great Britain that hold women back, including eliminating violence against women and girls and closing the gender pay gap. We have already made significant progress on safeguarding and improving women’s rights.</p><p>The draft EU Withdrawal Agreement, once finalised and agreed will allow the UK to continue participation in EU programmes until their closure, including the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Fund, which promotes non-discrimination, combats racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance as well as promoting rights and equality.</p><p>This Government has already made a clear commitment to protect workers’ rights, and ensure that they keep pace with the changing labour market, including in our recent white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU. We do not need to be part of the EU to have strong protections in the workplace. The UK already goes beyond EU minimum standards in a number of areas, such as entitlement to annual leave, paid maternity leave and parental leave.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-08-07T12:10:57.797Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-07T12:10:57.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Exports more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Office for Budget Responsibility, Economic and fiscal outlook, published in October, which anticipates exports falling as a share of the overall economy in the next five years. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL11296 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Office for Budget Responsibility is independent of Ministers and any views published are their own.</p><p>Since November 2016, the OBR has not assumed any one particular outcome to EU exit negotiations but has based its forecasts on broad-brush assumptions regarding Brexit that are consistent with a range of possible outcomes, as well as judgements about the economy following the referendum.</p><p>In its October 2018 forecast, the OBR have included a two-year transition period. After this they assume leaving the EU will reduce trade intensity which affects both imports and exports with a broadly offsetting impact on net trade. In its latest forecast, the OBR also revised down its forecast for world trade growth, contributing to a downward revision in UK export market growth in the near term. These factors contribute to the decline in exports as a share of GDP.</p><p>Going forward, the Government will continue to provide support for UK exporters through the Department for International Trade by encouraging more businesses to export, providing information, advice and practical assistance on exporting, connecting UK businesses to overseas buyers, and putting finance at the heart of our offer through UK Export Finance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:40:52.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:40:52.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Banks: Closures more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of bank branch closures on the financial well-being of the elderly. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL11590 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Treasury does not make assessments of bank branch closures, including the impact on the financial well-being of the elderly, as this is a commercial matter for banks. However, the Government believes it is important the impact of branch closures on communities is understood, considered and mitigated where possible.</p><p> </p><p>That’s why the Government supports the industry’s Access to Banking Standard which helps customers to understand the options they have locally to continue to access banking services, including specialist assistance for customers who need more help, which may include the elderly.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also considers it important that all customers, wherever they live and especially those who are vulnerable, can still access over the counter banking services. The Post Office’s Banking Framework Agreement enables 99% of banks’ personal customers to carry out their everyday banking at a Post Office counter via its network of 11,500 branches. The Government believes it is essential that more customers are aware of these useful services. This is why we asked UK Finance and the Post Office to create a 5-point action plan to increase publicity of Post Office banking services and ensure more customers can benefit from them.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T14:38:20.777Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T14:38:20.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Cryptocurrencies more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans for market regulation of crypto-currencies. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL11865 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The government established the Cryptoassets Taskforce - comprised of HM Treasury, the FCA, and the Bank of England – earlier this year, to explore the risks and potential benefits of cryptoassets and consider the appropriate response. The Taskforce’s report sets out the path forward with respect to cryptoasset regulation in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The government will:</p><ul><li><p>bring cryptoasset exchanges and custodian wallet providers within the scope of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regulation through the transposition of the EU Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD), and consult on going beyond the requirements of 5MLD;</p></li><li><p>consult on whether the regulatory perimeter requires extension in relation to cryptoassets that have comparable features to specified investments but that fall outside the perimeter; and</p></li><li><p>issue a consultation to further explore whether and how exchange tokens and related firms, such as exchanges and wallet providers, could be regulated effectively.</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T14:52:39.527Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T14:52:39.527Z
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Interest Rates more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the impact of Brexit on interest rates and mortgage defaults. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL11866 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The Bank of England has operational independence to set monetary policy. As set out in its latest assessment, the MPC’s “<em>monetary policy response to EU withdrawal, whatever form EU withdrawal takes, will not be automatic and could be in either direction </em>and will depend on the balance of effects on supply, demand and the exchange rate.”</p><p> </p><p>The latest Bank of England Credit Conditions Survey (Q3) indicates that default rates on secured loans to households have fallen over the past 18 months and are expected to remain unchanged in the next quarter.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T14:53:57.02Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T14:53:57.02Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this