Trade, Development, and Immigration

Shanker Singham talks on LBC Radio

Shanker Singham, Director of the International Trade and Competition Unit at the Institute of Economic Affairs, went on LBC Radio to talk to Nigel Farage about the dangerous narrative of ‘doomsday’ no-deal predictions. Shanker said: "If you're assuming the UK will do nothing different if we have a WTO or an advance free trade agreement ... Continue reading

Shanker Singham is featured in The Express

Shanker Singham, Director of the International Trade and Competition Unit at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has featured for The Express about the dangerous narrative of 'doomsday' no-deal predictions. Shanker said: “With these projections, first of all, it is incredibly difficult to predict in an economic model the impact of your independent trade and regulatory policy. ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Shanker Singham appears on the BBC World Service

Shanker Singham, Director of the International Trade and Competition Unit at the Institute of Economic Affairs, spoke to BBC World Service about the proposed withdrawal agreement. Shanker said; "If you look at the withdrawal agreement, 90 per cent of it is fine. But the problem is that the things that aren't fine are fatal. There are ... Continue reading
Research

No-Deal Fear Checker, No 8

According to the latest Whitehall analysis, the UK economy could be between 6.3% and 10.7% smaller in a no-deal scenario, compared to remaining in the EU. These figures refer to the level of GDP around 15 years after the UK’s new relationship with the EU comes into effect. Another study by the Bank of England ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Shanker Singham talks to the Today Programme, BBC Radio 4

Shanker Singham, Director of the International Trade and Competition Unit at the institute of Economic Affairs, appeared on the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 to talk about the proposed withdrawal agreement. Shanker said; "All the economic benefits of Brexit are contained in an independent trade and regulatory policy, there are no other benefits. If ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Shanker Singham is quoted by The Express

Shanker Singham, Director of the International Trade and Competition Unit of the Institute of Economic Affairs, has been quoted in an article talking about the Irish border. Shanker said;  “I think one problem is the use of this word technology. People assume it means technology as in new equipment when actually all that’s needed is a mechanism to ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Mark Littlewood writes for The Sun

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has written an article for The Sun on the draft withdrawal agreement. To improve our trading relations we need to look at whether we can agree to align some of our regulations, repeal some or respect each other’s regulatory standards. If we do not control ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews talks to CNN

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, went on CNN alongside Ryan Heath from Politico Europe to talk about the current status of the EU withdrawal agreement. Kate said; "A lot of the untangling hasn't begun. If the withdrawal agreement were to pass through Parliament, which doesn't look likely, it is binding ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Madeline Grant writes for The Times

Madeline Grant, Editorial Manager for the Institute of Economic Affairs, has written an article for The Times on immigration policy. Madeline said; "Introducing an entirely 'skills-based' system or a tiered visa regime for non-EU workers after Brexit, as many want, would be a fatal mistake. Employers already face a series of arduous tests. To hire ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Victoria Hewson is quoted by Forbes

Victoria Hewson, Senior Counsel for the International Trade and Competition Unit of the Institute of Economic Affairs, has been quoted in an article by Forbes about the effect of a 'no-deal' Brexit on the european auto industry. Victoria said; “If the system was changed to WTO rules there would be new customs requirements. If handled ... Continue reading