DWP considers proposals for gender pensions gap reporting

Government seeks to develop metrics to assess progress to tackle gender pensions gap

Martin Richmond
clock • 2 min read

Pensions minister Laura Trott has revealed she is considering proposals to begin regular reporting on the gender pensions gap by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

In a letter to Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) chair Stephen Timms regarding the WPC's Saving for Later Life report, Trott revealed she is working with the government to improve understanding of the "scale and challenge" of the gender pensions gap. Trott confirmed she had begun working with DWP in order to improve public awareness around the issue. She said: "Our aim is to find a suitable definition of the gender pension gap, which enables the development of a metric for measuring progress on reducing the gap. I am working with officials within the DWP and across government to settl...

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