In written evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee, the CBI recommended that data collection on sexual harassment should be improved to gain a better understanding of the nature and prevalence of assaults. As a result, the government has announced that it will gather this data on a more regular basis. The government has committed to scope and commission a survey to deliver this outcome in 2019, with these surveys running at least every three years.
“Data is vital to understanding the challenge we are facing and identifying the best ways to address it. The Government therefore agrees with the recommendation to gather regular data on the prevalence and nature of workplace sexual harassment, and we will commence work to scope and commission a survey to deliver this which will run at least every three years. We expect to be able to launch our survey questions in 2019.”