Kate Andrews writes for the Sunday Telegraph

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the IEA, has written for the Sunday Telegraph on Apple's landmark moment, being the first public company to hit a $1 trillion market value. In the article, Kate argues that not enough attention is given to how all this extra time spent online has made our lives better. Whether you’re heading ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on the proposal for companies with 50 or more employees to be required to publish their pay gaps. In the article Kate argues that when large companies were first forced to reveal their figures, the measurements look at averages across entire ... Continue reading

Madeline Grant appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Madeline Grant, Editorial Manager at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss the gender pay gap. In the interview Madeline argues that the way these pay gap statistics and reporting measures are being calculated has result in the proliferation of bogus statistics, misleading headlines and leading to unfair ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

News Editor Kate Andrews has written for City AM on the recommendation from the Business select committee to extend the pay gap reporting requirements to companies with 50+ employees. In the article,  Kate notes that when large companies were first forced to reveal their figures, the measurements look at averages across entire organisations, rather than ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell plans to put a pilot scheme for a Universal Basic Income (UBI) into the next Labour manifesto.  There is growing interest in the idea of a UBI, which involves all citizens receiving an unconditional payment from the government in addition to any income received from elsewhere. Current interest in a UBI ... Continue reading

Madeline Grant appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Madeline Grant, Editorial Manager at the Institute of Economic Affairs, appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to argue against expanding the gender pay gap reporting requirements to smaller businesses. In the interview, Madeline argues that people are creating a misleading narrative around the gender pay gap, by conflating its definition with equal pay. This mistake ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews appears on ITV's Good Morning Britain

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss the gender pay gap and the government potentially extending the requirement for companies with 50 or more employees to report their pay gaps. In the interview Kate argues that the pay gap reporting measures are meaningless. They ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews comments in the Daily Mail

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Daily Mail on the call from MPs for companies with 50 or more employees to report their gender pay gaps. Extending the audits will not help women. Rather than making comparisons with like-for-like roles, the audits instead measure pay across organisations ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews appears on Good Morning Britain

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs, appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain to debate the Business select committee's proposal to expand the gender pay gap reporting requirements to smaller businesses. In the interview, Kate argues that the pay gap reporting measurements are worse-than-useless, because they create perverse incentives for companies to ... Continue reading

IEA comments on BEIS committee report on the gender pay gap

Commenting on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy committee's recommendation to increase the number of businesses that need to declare their pay gap reporting measures, Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs said: “This recommendation will only result in further public intrusion into private life. It will not help women. "The pay ... Continue reading