Author Archives: Bex Bailey

About Bex Bailey

Writer from Nottingham.

You’re Majorkin’ Me? The Best Of Mallorca (Apart From Love Island, Obvs)

Written for The Handbook. Love Island season is upon us, which means that we’re all glued to the extended ad for Mallorca and/or botox that is ITV’s hit reality series. But there’s more to Mallorca than Caroline Flack, The Villa … Continue reading

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Piece Of Cake: 10 Reasons It’s All About Madeira

Written for The Handbook. When I told a friend that I was off to Madeira, she laughed “you’ll just be hanging out with people like my grandparents!”. Well, it turns out it’s the grannies who are having the last laugh; … Continue reading

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Women with degrees are more likely to be out of work than men with no qualifications

Women who go to university get a bigger pay boost than men – but only because women who don’t suffer such a large pay penalty compared to men. Degree or no degree, women can’t win when it comes to pay. … Continue reading

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The ‘current salary’ question harms women. It must go

I am 26. At the current rate of progress, I will be retired – or worse – before women in the UK are paid as much as men. The gender pay gap starts the moment women enter the workplace and … Continue reading

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10 Things Not To Miss In Malta

Written for The Handbook. Malta, with its rich history and Game of Thrones scenery, is an increasingly hot tourist destination – and it’s not hard to see why. From stunning architecture and artistic masterpieces to the nightclubs and party scene, Malta … Continue reading


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Young women have voting power. Now they need spending power

I wrote this for the i and it can be found here. This week, in the UK, women will earn £2.5 billion (£2,647,736,923) in total less than men. That’s £176.50 for each woman in work.

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Beating Donald Trump to Time magazine Person of the Year is just the start

Today I wrote for the Guardian. You can read the article in full by clicking here.

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Access to Justice

I’m over the moon that employment tribunal fees will be scrapped. Calls to helplines about sexual harassment are increasing but the huge fee means the number reporting it has fallen. The fees were clearly a deterrent to people who had … Continue reading

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BBC Radio Sheffield: women’s rights at work

I was on BBC Radio Sheffield today discussing women’s rights at work, ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow. You can listen to the discussion here: 

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Everywoman: a review

‘You will never be popular’, starts Jess Phillips – words spoken to her by Harriet Harman when she first began speaking out for women in parliament.

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