Equal Pay

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

What steps the Government is taking to close the gender pay gap for women over the age of 40.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The gender pay gap for women between 40 and 49 has actually fallen since 2010. Employers reported their gender pay gaps for the first time this year and we now expect them to take action to close them.

The Government published the Fuller Working Lives strategy last year, and continues to work with businesses to ensure everyone can adapt to the changing face of the workforce.

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