Business, Innovation and Skills Committee - First Report
Women in Workplace

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 11 June 2013.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee's inquiry

Mumsnet and Woman's Hour involvement

2 Stereotyping of jobs and gender representation


Nature or nurture?

Schools and Careers advice


STEM subjects

Positive action

3 Equality legislation and equal pay

Gender pay gap

Think, Act, Report Initiative

Equal Pay Audits

Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)

Equality Impact Assessments

Changes to the Equality Act 2010

Employment tribunal fees

The removal of the questionnaire procedure in discrimination claims

Data transparency

4 Flexible working

Current position

Data transparency and a voluntary code of practice

Flexible working practices at a senior level

Small and medium businesses (SMEs)

5 Maternity leave and Childcare

Parental leave proposals

6 Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

Role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

Proposed changes to the EHRC

Getting the EHRC message across

7 Women in senior positions

The current position


UK Corporate Code


Relationship between quotas and corporate financial performance

Women developing careers in order to be 'boardroom ready'

8 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and Written Evidence

20 November 2012

27 November 2012

4 December 2012

6 December 2012

18 December 2012

15 January 2013

Written Evidence

Additional Written Evidence

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