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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Private Rented Housing: Social Security Benefits 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 whether they have undertaken research on the equalities impact of potential discrimination by lettings agents which exclusively prevents applications for private lettings from people who are in receipt of benefits administered by the Department for Work and Pensions. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
unstar this property uin HL17571 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has not undertaken research into this issue. We are however clear that landlords and agents should look at all potential and existing tenants claiming housing benefit on an individual basis, regardless of whether or not they are in receipt of benefits. The How to Let and How to Rent guides help landlords, agents and tenants understand their rights and responsibilities.</p><p> </p><p>Any tenant or prospective tenant who believes they may have been unlawfully discriminated against should contact the Equality Advisory Support Service on 0808 800 0082 (text phone 0808 800 0084).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T10:11:09.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T10:11:09.043Z
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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 Bassam of Brighton more like this
1145248
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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 Public Sector: Equality more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the workings of the Public Sector Equality Duty. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
unstar this property uin HL17775 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-27more like thismore than 2019-09-27
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is currently considering the Women and Equalities Select Committee’s report on ‘Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and the role of the EHRC’, which includes recommendations relating to the Public Sector Equality Duty. We will be responding to this report in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-09-27T13:23:34.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-27T13:23:34.053Z
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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 Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
1148093
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to identify the cause of the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
unstar this property uin HL18021 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government introduced ground-breaking regulations in 2017 requiring large employers to publish gender pay gap data.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that reporting is just the start; we are committed to ensuring that the UK is an international leader on gender equality research.</p><p> </p><p>This year, we published the Case for Change, an in-depth analysis of how economic gender inequalities develop across people’s lives. In this, we highlight research we published in 2018, led by the University of Manchester, that identified four key drivers of the UK Gender Pay Gap:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Occupational segregation - the types of jobs that women tend to do are less well paid than the types of jobs men do.</p></li><li><p>Industrial segregation - the sectors of the economy that women tend to work in are less well paid than the sectors that men work in.</p></li><li><p>Differences in the ways men and women participate in the labour market - women tend to spend more years out of the labour market undertaking unpaid care work than men, and tend to have fewer years of full-time work experience.</p></li><li><p>Other factors that cannot be explained by the data we have, but could include discrimination, harassment, preferences and choices.</p></li></ul><p>To address these drivers, we published the Gender Equality Roadmap in July, setting out the Government’s vision and actions to address the persistent gendered barriers people face across their lives. Furthermore, our new annual Gender Equality Monitor brings together 24 indicators on gender equality from all areas of life to help us better measure progress over time.</p><p>We are also running two research programmes, Women and Gender Equality and Gender and Behavioural Insights, to develop the evidence base on gender equality in the workplace. Findings from this research is being used to identify practical actions for employers and organisations to support women’s progression in the workplace and reduce their gender pay gap.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:39:07.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:39:07.947Z
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4311
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
1167266
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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
unstar 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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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to ensure that companies publish their action plans for closing the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
unstar this property uin HL534 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Gender Pay Gap among all employees in the UK continues to decline, currently at a record low of 17.3%.</p><p> </p><p>This year, mandatory reporting regulations have seen over 10,000 employers report their gender pay gap for the second time, with around half of all employers in-scope of the regulations publishing action plans.</p><p> </p><p>To close the gap entirely we need a much wider cultural change, which can’t be imposed from above. We strongly encourage all employers to publish action plans, prompting discussions about the drivers of the pay gap in their organisations. To support employers, we have published advice on how to diagnose their gaps and develop an effective action plan, alongside evidence-based guidance on practical actions they can take to close the gap. We actively disseminate this guidance to employers throughout the year to ensure they have the information they need to create an action plan.</p><p> </p><p>This position is kept under review. If we do not think that employers are making enough progress, we will act.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:08:02.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:08:02.01Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1150240
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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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 Housing: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text When the Government plans to consult on the introduction of mandatory accessible housing standards in building regulations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
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Mary Glindon more like this
unstar this property uin 900036 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The former Prime Minister announced that Government will consult on mandating higher accessibility standards for new housing. We will bring forward the consultation on improving accessibility standards at the earliest opportunity, ensuring it happens as part of our full review of Part M of the Building Regulations.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T16:36:57.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T16:36:57.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1150238
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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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 Railway Stations: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on rail stations that are inaccessible to people with disabilities; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
unstar this property uin 900033 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
unstar this property answer text <p><em>We are committed to improving accessibility at rail stations, and have recently extended the Access for All programme with £300m to provide accessibility improvements at even more stations. This is in addition to improvements required whenever infrastructure work is carried out at a station by the industry.</em></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T16:36:08.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T16:36:08.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1132279
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 Women's Business Council more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent assessment she has made of the merits of the work of the Women's Business Council; and what its forthcoming work programme will be. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
unstar this property uin 264739 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Women’s Business Council published its inaugural report five years ago. Since then we have seen a significant shift in women’s participation in, and experiences of, the workplace.</p><p>The Council has successfully influenced government policy on shared parental leave, flexible working and the provision of childcare. Members have raised the profile of issues with business leaders and developed specific programmes and toolkits for the business community.</p><p>I would like to pay tribute to the current Chair, Dame Cilla Snowball as she steps down from office next month, for overseeing the success of the Council’s programme.</p><p>We will be announcing the new Chair of the Women’s Business Council and its future business programme shortly.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:58:09.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:58:09.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1132280
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 Career Breaks: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many women have returned to the labour market as a result of funding from the Women Returners programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
unstar this property uin 264740 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Three rounds of funding for Returners Grants have been announced since March 2018, with £1.5 million now awarded to sixteen organisations supporting returners. Successful organisations funded under the first round began their programmes early this year.</p><p>These programmes provide extensive support to returners, supporting them to develop skills, build confidence, and complete accredited qualifications and training before they return to the labour market. Employment opportunities for returners taking part in the first round of projects will be sourced later this year.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:58:45.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:58:45.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1132281
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 Career Breaks: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) disabled and (b) black, Asian and minority ethnic group women who have returned to the labour market as a result of funding from the Women Returners programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
unstar this property uin 264741 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Three rounds of funding for Returner Grants have been announced since March 2018, with £1.5 million now awarded to sixteen organisations supporting returners. These programmes provide extensive support to returners, supporting them to develop skills, build confidence, and complete accredited qualifications and training, before they return to the labour market.</p><p>Programmes funded under the Returners Grant Fund will capture data on the protected characteristics of participants as part of programme evaluation. This will include ethnicity, disability, age, education and length of unemployment. Evaluation reports will be published upon the completion of all returner programmes funded by GEO.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:59:41.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:59:41.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1126178
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Department for Transport: Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what progress her Department has made on achieving Sustainable Development Goal 10 to reduce inequality within and among countries in respect of inequality within the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
unstar this property uin 253589 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK will present a Voluntary National Review (VNR) to the United Nations in July 2019, setting out the UK’s contribution to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at home and abroad. The report will include the Government’s progress in supporting delivery of Goal 10 to reduce inequality within and among countries and will include an assessment of the UK’s efforts to empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all and reduce inequalities of outcome and discriminatory laws, policies and practices.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-06-14T10:56:36.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T10:56:36.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Gray more like this