Select Committee report on Government gender pay gap policy

The Government is complicit in a system that is undermining productivity and perpetuating the gender pay gap, finds a report by the Women and Equalities Select Committee. Evidence shows the gender pay gap will persist unless Government policy changes.

The report was published in March 2016.

Background

On 4 November 2015, the Women and Equalities Select Committee launched its inquiry into the gender pay gap. The Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) warmly welcomed the announcement of the inquiry.

In welcoming the inquiry, Ali Harris, Chief Executive of EDF said:

The Women and Equalities Committee has a vital role to play holding Government to account for progress on equality, and informing and strengthening Government strategy. This new inquiry will bring an important and timely focus onto the specific pay gap issues faced by women over 40 – and importantly, what can be done to address them.