Victoria Hewson features in the Daily Express

IEA Head of Regulatory Affairs, Victoria Hewson,  featured in a Daily Express article reacting to the Brexit Minister Lord Frost's speech in Lisbon, which demanded that the EU renegotiate a new arrangement to replace the current Northern Ireland Protocol (NIP). Failure to reach an agreement would mean the UK triggering Article 16 of the NIP, ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop quoted in the Mirror

IEA Economics Fellow, Julian Jessop, was quoted in The Mirror commenting on the supply shortages hitting supermarkets in the UK. Julian argued that lorry driver shortages could be rectified if the government was more flexible on visas for workers. Read the full article here.... Continue reading

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

In an article for The Spectator, IEA Director of Communications Annabel Denham explored the challenges advocates of 'global Britain' face five years on from the historic Brexit vote. Annabel argued that wild predictions of economic collapse peddled by the  remain campaign have been proven to be untrue. Although she admits there are still problems to ... Continue reading

IEA In Conversation event with Arlene Foster reported by the Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster expressed her anger at the NI Protocol and its effect on trade at an IEA In Conversation event hosted by Director General Mark Littlewood. The DUP leader told Mark that: "At the beginning of January we had lorries which were having real difficulties coming back into Northern Ireland, we ... Continue reading

IEA In Conversation event with Arlene Foster reported by the Evening Standard

Speaking at an IEA In Conversation event, the First Minister of Northern Ireland Arlene Foster told IEA Director General Mark Littlewood that she warned about the impact of the NI Protocol “right from its inception”. Arlene Foster expressed her anger at the NI Protocol, saying: "What we have is a completely disproportionate situation where trade ... Continue reading

IEA In Conversation event with Arlene Foster reported by ITV News

Speaking at an IEA In Conversation event, Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster argued that the NI Protocol needed to be replaced with a “realistic and sustainable” alternative. Arlene Foster told  IEA Director General Mark Littlewood that "What we have is a completely disproportionate situation where trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland has been ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop quoted in the Daily Express

IEA Economics Fellow Julian Jessop is not concerned at news that Amsterdam has over taken London as Europe's biggest trading centre. Commenting in the Daily Express, Jessop said: "Right from the beginning of the year we knew that a lot of euro-denominated currency trading was going to move from London." EU rules forbid EU-based firms ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop quoted by the Daily Express

Despite predictions of thousands of jobs moving to the continent after Brexit, London will remain a global financial powerhouse, says IEA Economics Fellow Julian Jessop. Quoted by the Daily Express, Julian stated that Britain is a "relatively low tax economy, with far more flexibility in hiring in the labour market". As such, London will always ... Continue reading
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IEA research quoted in The Spectator

Coronavirus has amplified fears about the supply of medicines and medical supplies in the event of a no-deal Brexit but a piece in The Spectator argues such fears are overblown. Quoting an IEA briefing from 2018, the article notes that the UK "can simply recognise EU standards unilaterally" and so supply should be unaffected by ... Continue reading
Boris Johnson’s speech and the EU’s draft negotiating mandate issued on the same day illustrate both how close the parties are and how far apart. We have certainly come a long way since the dark days of 2019 when then Prime Minister May was seeking frictionless trade from the EU, while trying to tell her ... Continue reading