Terms of Reference
What is the gender pay gap?
Women over 40 and our inquiry
Is the gender pay gap disappearing?
2 Understanding the gender pay gap
Causes of the gender pay gap
The part-time pay penalty
Is “women’s work” worth less?
Do women choose lower paid jobs?
3 The link to productivity
The benefits of diversity
Barriers to change
4 The case for flexibility
Part-time or flexible?
Part-time = Career death
Flexibility for all
The shortage of flexible jobs
The right to request from day 1
Flexible working charter mark
The right to request increased hours
Increasing flexible hiring
Other strategies to increase flexible working
5 Sharing care
How parental leave can reduce the gender pay gap
The cost of time out of the labour market
The current situation
Low take up of SPL
Supporting parents to share care
Non-transferrable paternal leave
Equalising maternity, paternity and SPL payments
Other types of caring
6 Making the most of women’s skills
The difficulties of returning to work
Supporting women back into work
Women returner schemes
7 Tackling low pay in highly feminised sectors
Low pay in highly feminised sectors
Productivity and fiscal benefits
Impact of the national minimum wage
Supporting pay progression
8 Making GPG reporting regulations work
How much impact will reporting have?
Could the regulations have more impact?
Reporting data by age and part-time status
Turning reporting into action
Reducing the threshold from 250
Alternative measures to increase transparency
Equal Pay Audits
Equal Pay Questionnaires
Conclusions and recommendations
Published written evidence
List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament
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