Mark Littlewood appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss the national minimum wage. In the interview Mark argues that these companies must be on the right side of the law and if they're not they should be punished. But in total, the entire amount handed ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss discrimination in the workplace. In the interview Julian observes that the concern is that if you employ a young woman of childbearing age, you might lose them for a certain period between 6-12 months. There are ... Continue reading

Len Shackleton appears on BBC News South Today

Len Shackleton, Editorial Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC News South Today programme to discuss university vice-chancellors' pay. In the interview Len argues that it's difficult to say what anybody is worth, but vice-chancellors do a demanding job these days. People think that vice-chancellors are part of the public ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for The Telegraph

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph on the gender pay gap in both the public and private sector. In her article Kate argues that liberal markets and capitalism rarely allow for discrimination based on anything but merit. If you don't hire the best people available, your ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews is quoted in The Sunday Times

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in The Sunday Times on the gender pay gap. In the article it is referenced that Kate believes some campaigners for women's rights cherry-pick statistics and manipulate them to make it seem that female workers get a worse deal than they actually ... Continue reading
Labour Market

IEA briefing paper features in the Daily Express

An IEA briefing paper which scrutinises the Fawcett Society's Equal Pay Day campaign statistics has featured in the Daily Express. The article references the study's findings that the so called pay gap between between men and women aged 22 to 39 is “negligible”. The Equal Pay Day campaign does nothing to advance women in the workforce; ... Continue reading
Labour Market

Kate Andrews writes for The Spectator

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written a piece for The Spectator on the Equal Pay Day campaign and why their figures are misleading. In her article Kate argues that even without a thorough breakdown of evidence, young women in the UK have every reason to believe that they will ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for The Times Red Box

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times Red Box on Equal Pay Day. In her article Kate makes the point that the Fawcett Society's report on this skews the figures as they leave out the region where women actually get paid more than their male counterparts. Cherry-picking ... Continue reading

IEA briefing mentioned on The Today Programme

The Institute of Economic Affairs' briefing on the gender pay gap in the wake of Equal Pay Day has been mentioned on The Today Programme. In the segment the presenter references the fact that the Fawcett Society's report skews the figures not only by using the mean to calculate the gap - which therefore includes ... Continue reading
Research

Equal Pay Day calculation is fundamentally misleading

Summary:  While the official gender pay gap figure is 9.1% for full-time workers, the pay gap between men and women aged 22-39 is negligible. The gap widens later in life, often as a result of women taking time out of the workplace to raise children, and returning to work in a part-time capacity, reducing future ... Continue reading