About Kate Andrews

Kate Andrews is associate director at the Institute of Economic Affairs.

2019 Articles

The Tories and Labour both seem happy to throw fiscal responsibility to the wind
The Tories and Labour both seem happy to throw fiscal responsibility to the wind
The “money men” are at it again. Yesterday, chancellor Sajid Javid and shadow chancellor John McDonnell took part in a [...]
November 8, 2019
The moral of the pay gap story is that the future looks bright for women in work
The moral of the pay gap story is that the future looks bright for women in work
The gender pay gap has widened, read the headlines and news tickers this week, after the Office of National Statistics [...]
November 1, 2019
Women are starting businesses and buying their own drones
Women are starting businesses and buying their own drones
I don’t find stereotypes pegged to each generation particularly helpful. They’re usually philosophical, vague, or a bit rude. Sure, “the [...]
October 18, 2019
The draconian nanny state has no right to stop you eating a sandwich on a bus
The draconian nanny state has no right to stop you eating a sandwich on a bus
It’s not a crime to eat a sandwich on a bus. It should not be a crime to eat a [...]
October 11, 2019
Boris can talk a good pro-market game, but matching policies are yet to follow
Boris can talk a good pro-market game, but matching policies are yet to follow
This government, unlike governments before it, is not afraid to announce its pro-market and pro-enterprise philosophy. Boris Johnson’s declaration of [...]
October 4, 2019
If Jeremy Corbyn really cares about ‘the many’, he should rethink his aversion to markets
If Jeremy Corbyn really cares about ‘the many’, he should rethink his aversion to markets
A common complaint over the past three years is that no one can talk about anything other than Brexit. But [...]
September 27, 2019
Theresa May’s rule change kicked foreign graduates like me out – now Boris is reversing the injustice
Theresa May’s rule change kicked foreign graduates like me out – now Boris is reversing the injustice
It is easy to poke fun at wonks who love public policy. Digging down into the specific details of the [...]
September 13, 2019
Britain cannot afford to ignore Labour’s interventionist agenda
Britain cannot afford to ignore Labour’s interventionist agenda
For the past three years in Westminster, it’s been difficult to think more long-term than the next few hours. Nearly [...]
September 6, 2019
Shocked at the NHS denying treatment to unmarried women? That’s just the start
Shocked at the NHS denying treatment to unmarried women? That’s just the start
All healthcare systems ration. Single-payer models dependent on tax revenue, like the NHS, tend to ration with access to treatment [...]
August 23, 2019
The ASA’s puritanical ban spree is a flagrant assault on free speech
The ASA’s puritanical ban spree is a flagrant assault on free speech
When the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) first announced that it would ban “gender stereotypes that are likely to cause [...]
August 16, 2019
Populism is back, and the Democratic candidates are veering left
Populism is back, and the Democratic candidates are veering left
The Democratic primary is heating up – and some of the policy proposals are as red as fire. This week, [...]
August 2, 2019
The new PM had better deliver on his promise to fix social care
The new PM had better deliver on his promise to fix social care
Talk about bold promises. On the steps on Downing Street, preparing to enter Number 10, the new Prime Minister pledged [...]
July 26, 2019
The UK trade team had better up its game – and fast
The UK trade team had better up its game – and fast
Yesterday, on talkRADIO, secretary of state for work and pensions Amber Rudd confirmed that, regardless of who wins the Conservative [...]
July 12, 2019
Boris is right to question the nanny-state impulse to tax our milkshakes
Boris is right to question the nanny-state impulse to tax our milkshakes
The milkshake, once defined as tasting of watered-down ice cream, can now be defined as the taste of freedom. Targeted [...]
July 5, 2019