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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to close the gender pay gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>Under new government legislation over 10,000 employers reported their gender pay gaps this year. These regulations increase transparency, driving board level discussions and pushing employers to take real action to close the gap.</p><p>We are now working with employers to help them understand their gender pay gaps, and support them to put plans in place to tackle gaps.</p><p>Mandatory gender pay gap reporting is just one of the steps government has taken to tackle the drivers of the gap including:</p><ul><li>introducing Shared Parental Leave and Pay and running a £1.5 million campaign to promote the scheme to eligible parents.</li><li>extending the right to request flexible working and establishing a taskforce working with business to make flexible working a reality for all employees.</li><li>creating a £5 million fund to support women and men who have been out of the labour market for a long period to return to work.</li><li>spending around £6 billion on childcare support by 2019-20, around £3.5 billion of which is planned to be spent on free early education entitlements.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T16:05:08.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T16:05:08.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this