Equal Pay

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 13th September 2013.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Minister (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

(1) how many companies participating in the Think, Act, Report initiative are publicly reporting under its transparency framework on pay measures they are taking to close the gender pay gap;

(2) how many female employees of those companies publicly reporting on pay measures to close the gender pay gap under the Think, Act, Report initiative potentially benefit from such measures;

(3) how many women are employed in those firms which are publicly reporting under the Think, Act, Report initiative; and how many such women are benefiting from measures introduced under that initiative.

Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

‘Think, Act, Report’ is designed to drive greater transparency around the role of women in the workplace. Well over a hundred companies are participating in the initiative, collectively employing around 1.85 million people in the UK.

Virtually all of the companies publicly report the measures they are taking to promote gender equality in their work forces.

Figures on exactly how many women are benefitting through the initiative, from which measures, and at which companies, could be produced only at disproportionate cost.

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