Kate Andrews writes for City A.M.

Forcing businesses to implement a four-day work week would undo the good work being done in the private sector to pioneer different types of work schedule, says Kate Andrews, Associate Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs. Writing her weekly column for City A.M., Kate also notes that "UK working hours are generally in line ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for The Times

Writing on 2019's so-called "Equal Pay Day", Kate Andrews - Associate Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs - argues the campaign has a "selective use of data and misleading narrative" used to make women feel discriminated against in the workplace. Writing in The Times, Kate notes the "cherry-picking" of data to inflate the gender ... Continue reading
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Kate Andrews quoted in the Daily Telegraph

The Equal Pay Day campaign "compares the salaries of established CEOs to new hires right out of university, and then claims sexism is the only explanation for pay differentials", says Kate Andrews, Associate Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs. Quoted in the Daily Telegraph, Kate argues the campaign feeds into a misleading narrative which ... Continue reading

Emily Carver writes for City A.M.

On Equal Pay Day 2019, the City A.M. debate column asks 'Is ‘Equal Pay Day’ a valid part of the gender pay-gap debate?' Emily Carver, Media Manager at the Institute of Economic Affairs, takes the "No" side, arguing that the campaign "conveniently ignores" any data which contradicts the narrative including the almost non-existent pay gap ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews responds to Equal Pay Day campaign

Responding to the Fawcett Society's Equal Pay Day campaign (14 November 2019), Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs Kate Andrews said: "Once again, the Equal Pay Day campaign promotes a misleading narrative around women in work.  "It is plainly inaccurate to suggest women are now ‘working for free’ until the end of the year, ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews responds to Labour's policy on childcare

Responding to Labour's plan to expand 30 hours’ free childcare offer, Institute of Economic Affairs' Associate Director Kate Andrews said: “Childcare is a major contributor to the cost of living crisis families in the UK face, but more government intervention is not the answer. "The UK has exceptionally high childcare costs within the OECD precisely because ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews quoted in City A.M.

City A.M. quoted Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, in response to Labour's plans to improve the workplace for women. Kate said the plans, which included fines for businesses which do not publish their gender pay gap data and a requirement for small businesses to do so for the first time, ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews quoted in The Times

The Times quoted the IEA's Associate Director Kate Andrews in response to plans set out by the Labour Party to improve the workplace for women. Kate said the plans - which include the right to request flexible working from day one and increased Statutory Maternity Pay - should be "treated with caution" as they were ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews responds to Labour's latest election annoucement

Responding to Labour's plan to transform the workplace for women, Institute of Economic Affairs' Kate Andrews said: “Labour’s plans to ‘transform the workplace for women’ are misguided and counter-productive.   “Once again, the gender pay gap is being badly conflated with equal pay. Forcing small businesses to report their gender pay gap data would be a ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City A.M.

Gender pay gap statistics can be used to tell almost any story you want says Kate Andrews, Associate-Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, but if you look at wider data the meaningful changes are in a direction that favours women. Writing her weekly column for City A.M., Kate notes that the pay gap for ... Continue reading