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Harriett Baldwin highlights importance of gender pay gap reporting


22nd July 2020

Harriett Baldwin urges the Government to restart gender pay gap reporting, suspended due to coronavirus, as the economic downturn is likely to disproportionately affect women.

Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire) (Con)

Gender pay gap reporting has been suspended because of the coronavirus crisis. As the economic downturn is likely to disproportionately affect women, does the Secretary of State agree that it is important that gender pay gap reporting starts again immediately? [905194]

Elizabeth Truss

The key priority during the coronavirus crisis is to make sure that we keep women in jobs, and that has been our No. 1 focus as a Government. Of course, it is vital that we address the issues that cause the gender pay gap, and we continue to help more girls study maths and science, which I talked about earlier, and we also continue to address discrimination in the workplace.

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