Employment: Females

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 30th April 2019.

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Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Deputy Chair, Conservative Party

What steps his Department is taking to support women at work.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Industrial Strategy aims to boost productivity by backing businesses to create good jobs and increase earning power for all.

This includes removing barriers faced by women in accessing and progressing at work and in starting and growing a business, as explored in the recent Rose Review.

We are also giving parents more choice about who is the primary carer in the first year of their babies’ lives through the Shared Parental Leave and Pay scheme.

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