With power struggles within Parliament dominating the headlines, it’s all too easy to forget the bigger picture of our departure from the EU. Yet, with public consultations opening up about our first bilateral trade agreements, this debate is continuing - though perhaps not getting the attention it deserves. Today we’re joined by Shanker Singham, Director ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy
It’s time to establish a modern, fair and efficient taxation standard for the digital economy - or at least, that’s how the EU have titled their recent proposal for new taxes on digital-based companies. According to the EU, such changes are becoming increasingly necessary as digital companies avoid paying as much tax as traditional businesses, ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written in the City AM's debate column on Brexit scare stories. In the article Kate argues that the Brexit scare stories are out of control. Of course, a no-deal Brexit is an inferior outcome to a free trade agreement with the EU. The UK will ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
The so-called ‘Norway Option’ (a form of Brexit under which the UK would leave the European Customs Union, but remain in the Single Market for the time being) is a bit like Michael Myers, the villain in the horror movie ‘Halloween’: every time you think it has finally been killed off, it pops up again. ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for The Telegraph

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph on Brexit and Euroscepticism. Modern Euroscepticism did not start with the Leave campaign. It goes back to the early 1990s, when the Maastricht Treaty set what was then a relatively loose, predominantly trade-based alliance on a course ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
On Tuesday of last week, the European Union and Japan signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Following over four years of negotiation, the EPA covers 600 million people and an impressive third of global GDP. In an atmosphere of increasing trade barriers, this provides some relief for the global trading system. The EPA removes Japanese ... Continue reading

New IEA report features in the Daily Express

New IEA report on the importance of regulatory autonomy features in the Daily Express. The UK is in a unique position to sign a trade agreement with the EU because its regulations are already “identical or fully recognised” as a result of the country’s current status of having membership within the bloc. The proposal for ... Continue reading

New IEA report features in the Daily Mail

New IEA report on regulatory autonomy post-Brexit features in The Daily Mail. Britain's economy could be boosted by 7 per cent if it makes a clean break with EU red tape, according to a study published today. Regulatory autonomy holds the key to the UK’s post-Brexit success, as it would free British business from the dead ... Continue reading

New IEA report features in The Sun

New IEA report on regulatory autonomy post-Brexit features in The Sun. Moving away from the Chequers deal, the Prime Minister could boost GDP by 7 per cent by ripping up her Brexit vision and demanding regulatory freedom. Read the full article here. Further IEA reading: No Need To Queue: The Benefits of Free Trade Without Trade ... Continue reading

New IEA report features in The Sunday Telegraph

New IEA report on regulatory autonomy post-Brexit features in The Sunday Telegraph. A new report by the Institute of Economic Affairs think tank states that the Prime Minister's proposal for a "common rulebook" on the production of goods and agricultural products would force the country to become a "rule taker without any representation during the process of ... Continue reading