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unstar this property answer text <p>Yes.</p> more like this
65795
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unstar this property answer text <p>Women play a vital role in the economy. The Small Business Survey found that SMEs led by women contributed £75 billion to the economy in 2012 alone. The Women's Business Council estimate that, by equalising the labour force participation rates of men and women, the UK could further increase GDP per capita growth by 0.5 percentage points per year, with potential gains of 10% of GDP by 2030.</p><p>In November last year, the Government published its action plan on women and the economy, setting out full range of action we are taking, including extending the right to request flexible working from June and introducing Shared Parental Leave in April 2015.</p><p>We now have the highest number of women in work and in self-employment on record, the highest ever employment rate for women, and record numbers of women-led enterprises.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We have made no estimate.</p><p> </p><p>A survey of companies with over 250 staff, published in 2010, found that 43% had carried out some analysis of their gender pay gap. A further 12% were planning to do so. However, it should be noted that this analysis may have been less than a full gender pay audit.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is legislating to ensure that, subject to certain exceptions, any employer that loses an employment tribunal case on equal pay will be required to conduct an equal pay audit and publish the results.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>There is a lack of certainty on some intrinsic issues around caste, such as what it is and how it is manifested, partly because there had never been any form of public consultation on caste. It was accepted therefore by both Front Benches during the Parliamentary debate on this issue last year that the whole process, up to and including the commencement of legislation, would take time and should include a consultation on the proposed legislation. The Government is currently considering two issues which have developed and which have potential implications for the consultation stage. We would expect the public consultation document, including our conclusions on these matters, to issue in the Autumn. We will then be in a position to consider plans to introduce regulations. You may also wish to note the answer given to Lord Avebury by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, which can be found in the Official Report for 6 May 2014, Col 331-2.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>There has been one laptop loss in 2014.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The £1 million Woman and Broadband Challenge Fund is additional to the Super Connected Cities programme. It will support local activity to help women take advantage of the Government's investment in superfast broadband to set-up or grow their business. The 40 broadband projects in England already delivering the Superfast Broadband Programme are invited to submit bids to the Fund.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The table shows the proportion of staff, within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, who have been subject to formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five financial years and who have declared themselves as white British.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage of DCMS headcount who have been subject to disciplinary proceedings</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion of staff subject to disciplinary proceedings who declared themselves as white British</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion of staff subject to disciplinary proceedings who declared their nationality as British but ethnicity is undeclared</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2009 – 31 March 2010</p></td><td><p>0.2%</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2010 – 31 March 2011</p></td><td><p>0.7%</p></td><td><p>67%</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2011 – 31 March 2012</p></td><td><p>0.4%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2012 – 31 March 2013</p></td><td><p>0.3%</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2013 – 31 March 2014</p></td><td><p>0.8%</p></td><td><p>67%</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The figures as they relate to the period from September 2012 include the Government Equalities Office, which joined the Department in that month as part of a machinery of Government move. Before September 2012, the Government Equalities Office was part of the Home Office and the information requested for this period is not available.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property answer text <p>The table shows the proportion of staff within the Department for Culture, media and Sport who have been dismissed following formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five financial years and declared themselves as white British.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage of DCMS headcount who have been dismissed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion of staff dismissed following formal disciplinary proceedings who declared themselves as white British</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion of staff subject to disciplinary proceedings who declared their nationality as British but ethnicity is undeclared</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2009 – 31 March 2010</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2010 – 31 March 2011</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2011 – 31 March 2012</p></td><td><p>0.2%</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2012 – 31 March 2013</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2013 – 31 March 2014</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The figures as they relate to the period from September 2012 include the Government Equalities Office, which joined the Department in that month as part of a machinery of Government move. Before September 2012, the Government Equalities Office was part of the Home Office and the information requested for this period is not available.</p>
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unstar this property answer text <p>The table sets out the percentage of employees, within each performance category, who have declared a disability, and the percentage of all other staff in each performance category for the 2013-14 reporting year for assessments received to date. The percentage of all other staff includes staff who have either explicitly declared that they do not have a disability, have chosen the ‘prefer not to say' option, or have not responded to the question at all.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Percentage</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Excellent </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Good</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Must Improve</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Percentage of employees who have declared a disability in each performance rating</p></td><td><p><strong>0%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>4.2%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8.3%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Percentage of all other staff employed in each performance rating</p></td><td><p><strong>33.3%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>45.8%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8.3%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) takes seriously its obligations to collect diversity data as required by the Equality Act 2010. All staff have been asked to provide personal diversity data to be held anonymously, and we continue to encourage increased declaration by staff. As such these figures will not be fully representative of workforce diversity.</p>
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unstar this property answer text <p>The survey of Think, Act, Report participating companies was conducted in October 2013. There were 39 responses, roughly a third of the companies then supporting the initiative.</p><p> </p><p>The survey was anonymous, so the Department does not hold information on which of the companies have conducted gender pay audits. However, we are aware there are at least 16 such companies.</p><p> </p><p>At least two companies, Friends Life and Genesis Housing, publish detailed gender pay gap information broken down by every grade. The Government is using the initiative to encourage companies to publish pay information, and for many of them signing-up to Think, Act, Report is their first step on that journey.</p> more like this