Consultation responses

Close the Gap responds to consultations by the Scottish Government, and other key stakeholders, where appropriate.

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Response to consultation on the draft Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill

Close the Gap's response to the Scottish Government consultation on the draft Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill.

Filename: CtG-consultation-response-gender-balance-on-boards-bill.pdf | File size: 362KB
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Submission to the Economy, Jobs, and Fair Work Committee inquiry to the pay gap

Close the Gap's written submission to the Scottish Parliament Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee inquiry into the gender pay gap

Filename: Close-the-Gap-submission-to-pay-gap-inquiry.pdf | File size: 584KB
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Response to STEM education and training strategy consultation

Close the Gap's response to the Scottish Government consultation on the STEM education and training strategy.

Filename: STEM-education-training-strategy.pdf | File size: 434KB
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Response to the social security consultation

Close the Gap's response to the Scottish Government consultation on the future of social security.

Filename: Close-the-Gap-response-to-social-security-consultation.pdf | File size: 565KB
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Response to the draft regulations on mandatory pay gap reporting

This is Close the Gap's response to the UK Government's consultation on the draft regulations to require large private and third sector organisations report on their gender pay gap.

Filename: Draft-regulations-on-mandatory-pay-gap-reporting-March-2016.pdf | File size: 290KB
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Supplementary evidence to Women & Equalities Committee inquiry into the pay gap

This supplementary written evidence to the UK Women & Equalities Committee inquiry into the gender pay gap for women aged over 40 years focuses on recommendations for key stakeholders.

Filename: Supplementary-evidence-to-the-Women-and-Equalities-Committee-inquiry-into-the-pay-gap.pdf | File size: 288KB
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Submission to the UK Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into the pay gap

Close the Gap's written evidence to the UK Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into the gender pay gap for women aged over 40 years.

Filename: 1452700772_Close-the-Gap-submission-to-Women-and-Equalities-Committee-inquiry-into-the-pay-gap.pdf | File size: 433KB
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Submission to the Welfare Reform Committee's scrutiny of the draft budget 2016/17

Close the Gap's written submission the Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee's scrutiny of the draft budget 2016/17, for which the Committee is using a gender analysis.

Filename: Close-the-Gap-submission-to-Welfare-Reform-Committe-scrutiny-of-draft-budget-2016-17.pdf | File size: 156KB
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Response to the consultation on amendments to the public sector equality duty regulation

Close the Gap's response to the Scottish Government consultation on proposals to amend the public sector equality duty regulations. Proposed amendments include the introduction of diversity succession planning for boards, and the lowering of the threshold for publishing gender pay gap information and equal pay statements.

Filename: Close-the-Gap-response-to-PSED-regulations-amendment-consultation-November-2015.pdf | File size: 294KB
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Written evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee inquiry into future delivery of social security

Close the Gap's written submission to the Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee inquiry into the future delivery of social security in Scotland, November 2015.

Filename: Welfare-Reform-Committee-evidence-on-the-future-delivery-of-social-security.pdf | File size: 287KB
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Response to Scottish Government consultation on employability

Close the Gap's response to the Scottish Government consultation on the devolution of new powers on employability support.

Filename: Close-the-Gap-response-consultation-on-employability.pdf | File size: 381KB
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Response to the UK Government consultation on closing the gender pay gap

Close the Gap's response to the UK Government consultation on requiring large private and voluntary sector organisations in the UK publish their gender pay gap.

Filename: Close-the-Gap-response-to-the-UK-Government-consultation-on-closing-the-gender-pay-gap---August-2015.pdf | File size: 446KB
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Engender Shadow Report to ICESCR

This the Engender Shadow Report submitted to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which Close the Gap have signed in support. It is the sixth periodic report of the government of the UK on measures taken to give effect to the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

Filename: Engender-shadow-report-ICESCR-UK-2015.pdf | File size: 777KB
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Submission to Economy, Energy and Tourism inquiry into work, wages and well-being

Close the Gap's written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee's inquiry into work, wages and well-being.

Filename: Close-the-Gap-submission-to-the-Economy-Energy-and-Tourism-Committee-inquiry-into-work-wages-and-well-being---August-2015.pdf | File size: 322KB
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Submission to the Equal Opportunities Committee inquiry into race, ethnicity and employment

Close the Gap's submission to the Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee inquiry into race, ethnicity and employment.

Filename: Close-the-Gap-Submission-to-Scottish-Parliament-Equal-Opportunities-Committee-Inquiry-into-Race.pdf | File size: 311KB
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Welfare Reform Committee scrutiny of the Draft Budget 2015-16 Joint response, November 2014

A joint submission from Close the Gap, Engender, Scottish Women's Aid and Scottish Refugee Council to the Welfare Reform Committee on their scrutiny of the Scottish Government Draft Budget 2015-16. November 2014

Filename: 1411-WR-committee-Draft-Budget.pdf | File size: 469KB
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Women on Boards - consultation response July 2014

This is Close the Gap's response to the Scottish Government's consultation on gender quotas on public boards.

Filename: Close-the-Gap-response-to-Women-on-Boards---July-2014.pdf | File size: 226KB
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Close the Gap submission to the Smith Commission October 2014

Submission to the Smith Commission on the devolution of further powers to the Scottish Parliament.

Filename: Close-the-Gap-submission-to-the-Smith-Commission-on-the-devolution-of-further-powers-to-Scotland-Oct-2014.pdf | File size: 357KB
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Response to the consultation on European Structural and Investment Fund 2014 - 2020 Programmes

This is a joint submission from Close the Gap and Engender. It outlines our concerns that the proposals within European Structural and Investment Fund Programmes are likely to have a negative impact on women.

Filename: Structural-funds-Engender-and-Close-the-Gap-January-2014.docx | File size: 392KB
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Women and work consultation Feb 2013

This is a response to the call for evidence from the Equal Opportunities Committee at the Scottish Parliament. The paper discusses the current challenges facing women in paid work, this includes occupational segregation, and considers solutions to these issues.

Filename: Women-and-work-consultation-February-2013.pdf | File size: 284KB
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Close the Gap PSED respondent information Nov 2011

This contains information about the project in relation to the response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the Public Sector Equality Duty November 2011.

Filename: Close-the-Gap-PSED-consultation-response-respondent-information-Nov-2011.pdf | File size: 92KB
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Single Equality Duty consultation November 2011

The project's response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) November 2011.

Filename: Single-Equality-Duty-consultation-November-2011.pdf | File size: 206KB
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RSE Lifting the Barriers for Women in STEM

The Royal Society of Edinburgh tasked a small group of experts to investigate the barriers facing women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This is Close the Gap's response which highlights the well documented barriers facing women wanting to enter or remain in STEM occupations.

Filename: CTG-response-to-RSE-Women-in-STEM-Aug-ust-2011.doc | File size: 386KB
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Local Area Labour Markets in Scotland Publication

A response to the consultation on the Local Area Labour Markets in Scotland Publication June 2011.

Filename: Close-the-Gap---consultation-response-LALMSP-2.doc | File size: 358KB
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Single Equality Duty Consultation response

The project's response to the 2010 Scottish Government consultation on the form and function of the single equality duty in Scotland.

Filename: Single-Equality-Duty-consultation-January-2010.pdf | File size: 113KB
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Science and Innovation Strategy for Scotland Consultation response

Close the Gap's response to the 2006 Science and Innovation Strategy for Scotland Consultation, which discusses the occupational segregation that persists within STEM.

Filename: Science-and-innovation-strategy-consultation-Dec-2006.pdf | File size: 96KB
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Public Sector Employment Statistics Consultation response

Response to the 2010 Public Sector Employment Statistics Consultation, which sets out the benefits of gender-disaggregated statistics.

Filename: PSE-Consultation-Close-the-Gap-response-April-2010.pdf | File size: 116KB

Related publications

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Gender Equality Pays: The economic case for addressing women's labour market inequalityGender Equality Pays: The economic case for addressing women's labour market inequality This paper presents research into the link between gender equality and economic benefit.

How mentoring and women's networks can address occupational segregationHow mentoring and women's networks can address occupational segregation This report for policymakers outlines the evidence base for mentoring and women's networks as a means for addressing occupational segregation.

Public sector equality duty: Guidance for reporting on gender and employmentPublic sector equality duty: Guidance for reporting on gender and employment This guidance provides information to help Scottish public authorities meet the public sector equality duty as it relates to gender and employment.

Securing Women's Futures: using Scotland's new social security powers to close the gender equality gapSecuring Women's Futures: using Scotland's new social security powers to close the gender equality gap This joint report, produced with Engender, Scottish Women's Aid, Scottish Refugee Council and Carers Scotland, summarises why and how women are affected by social security policy and sets out ways in which new powers can be engaged to increase women’s equality in Scotland.

Submission to Economy, Energy and Tourism inquiry into work, wages and well-beingSubmission to Economy, Energy and Tourism inquiry into work, wages and well-being Close the Gap's written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee's inquiry into work, wages and well-being.

Written evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee inquiry into future delivery of social securityWritten evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee inquiry into future delivery of social security Close the Gap's written submission to the Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee inquiry into the future delivery of social security in Scotland, November 2015.

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