|Maria Miller MP, |
Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee
Back in December, having previously submitted written evidence, and briefed the Committee at a private session, I gave oral evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee Inquiry into the Gender Pay Gap for Women over 40.
The gist of my evidence has been that it’s taken the UK so long to get gender equality embedded into the labour market, women in the 55+ age groups have missed out. Saying that the gender pay gap experienced by these women is down to their having taken time out to have children is overly simplistic, and does nothing to help resolve the disadvantage women in these age cohorts have carried with them throughout their working lives.
All of the written submissions to this inquiry are now up on the parliamentary website.