Business: Gender

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 30th July 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Goudie Baroness Goudie Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have provided to businesses to facilitate an improved gender balance in the workplace since February.

Photo of Baroness Goudie Baroness Goudie Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they have taken to reduce the gender pay gap since February.

Photo of Baroness Berridge Baroness Berridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) (Minister for Women), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

In recognition of the unprecedented uncertainty and pressure facing employers due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and to ease the burdens on business, the Government and the Equality and Human Rights Commission suspended enforcement of the gender pay gap reporting deadlines for 2019/20. However, employers can still choose to report their data and we have carried on providing support to those who need it. Over 5,500 employers have reported to date and more continue to do so.

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