My analysis has appeared in and/or been quoted in all the major national newspapers including the FT, Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, Observer, Mirror, Mail, The Times, Saturday Times, Sunday Times, Express, and regional newspapers including the Metro, Evening Standard, Yorkshire Post and the Scotsman.

I have also appeared on national BBC news TV and radio, as well as local and international television and radio stations, and my work has appeared in online news sources such as the BBC and ITV. I have written for widely read blogs including Public Finance, Huffington Post, the Spectator, New Statesman and Progress.

A selection of my media work is given below.

Selected media appearances

For further media appearances please see my IPPR and Resolution Foundation archives.

Selected print/online media 


  • Daily Mail It pays to be an older mum: They earn more than younger mothers AND working women with no children (2016)
  • The Sun Working fathers get a 21% ‘wage bonus’ over their childless counterparts, study finds (2016)
  • Daily Mirror One in three British mums is the household’s main breadwinner (2015)


  • The Independent David Cameron’s free childcare pledge is underfunded, says leading thinktank (2015)
  • The Times (leader) Cameron’s Unhappy Families (2013)
  • The Sunday Times The rise of the zero hours contract (2013)
  • Financial Times Rising rents hit low-income families (2013)
  • The Guardian Zero-hours contract workers earn £6 an hour less than colleagues, study warns (2013)
  • The Observer Families struggle to eat healthily amid rising food bills and shrinking budgets (2012)
  • The Daily Telegraph Analysis: Is the UK labour market really doing that well? (2012)


  • The Economist print edition. Holding the baby: A new subsidy may make it even harder to get a place at nursery (2015)
  • Nursery World IPPR finds £1 billion shortfall in 30-hour childcare pledge (2015)
  • BBC exclusive Rent ‘unaffordable’ for low-income families in third of UK (2013)
  • Wales Online We’re much wealthier than in 1977 – but the last five years were tough (2013)


Selected blogs