Women and Equalities Committee launch gender pay gap inquiry

Today, the Women and Equalities Committee announced they are launching a gender pay gap inquiry, focusing on women aged over 40, whom evidence suggests are most effected by the pay gap.

Committee Chair Maria Miller said:

“The gender pay gap is mainly a problem for women over 40, and currently hits women in their 50s even harder. However, the measures already announced by the Government don’t target this group. Our inquiry aims to fill this gap in Government thinking.  We’ll be asking about barriers to promotion; recruitment and training; problems facing women in predominantly female sectors and non-professional roles – and much more. Our inquiry will make recommendations that will tackle the gender pay gap where it hits the hardest.”

Fawcett welcomes the inquiry. Find out more about it, including how to submit written evidence, on the Women and Equalities website.

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