Kate Andrews writes for The Spectator Coffee House

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Spectator's Coffee House on the possibility of another extension of Article 50 and what that might mean in practice. In the article Kate argues that the EU’s fears of a unruly UK in the European Union are just as legitimate as ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

IEA research features in The Telegraph

IEA research from 2017 on the balance of panellists on the BBC's flagship political programmes has been referenced in The Telegraph. In his article, columnist Charles Moore cites the IEA's detailed breakdown of the BBC's Any Questions panel balance: 59 per cent of panellists supported Remain, against only 32 per cent for Brexit (the remainder ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood appears on Chopper's Brexit podcast

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on The Telegraph's Brexit podcast to discuss Brexit and the question of who funds think tanks. On Brexit, Mark argues that Brexit could be a great opportunity for this country if it is done well. There are medium to long-term gains that I ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Victoria Hewson writes for CapX

Victoria Hewson, Senior Counsel at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for CapX following the publication of her briefing on the possible models for leaving the EU. In the article Victoria argues that a 'Norway Plus' model of Brexit is legally fraught in the current forms of both the EFTA convention and the EEA ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Shanker Singham comments in The Telegraph

Shanker Singham, Director of the IEA's International Trade and Competition Unit has been quoted in The Telegraph today following the government's plans to cut tariffs in a no-deal scenario. In the article Shanker is quoted as saying that in the case of protecting British farmers, the Government could have adopted a first-come-first-served quota system of ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Rebecca Lowe appears on BBC Radio 4 Today

The IEA's Director of FREER Rebecca Lowe appeared on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme to discuss the International Trade Secretary's consideration of cutting import tariffs to zero in the case of a no-deal Brexit. Rebecca argued that lowering tariffs means: "More competition, more innovation, lower prices. "Exporters are usually importers too. We can reduce the ... Continue reading

Felix Hathaway writes for Brexit Central

The IEA's Research Assistant Felix Hathaway has written for Brexit Central on problems and solutions in the case of a no-deal Brexit scenario. "Take the risks around ports and ‘just-in-time’ supply chains. The fear here is that delays at ports, arising from either checks on regulatory compliance or additional customs paperwork, cause sufficient delays to ... Continue reading

IEA release report on the effect of a "No-Deal" Brexit on food supply

Today the Institute of Economic Affairs launches another briefing in its series of ‘no-deal’ Brexit Fear-Checkers to help separate theoretical risks from reality; Project Fear from Project Fact. These short briefings look at a particular warning about the impact of leaving the EU without a deal, assess the problem, and outline what can be done to fix ... Continue reading
Society and Culture

IEA research features in The Economist

The Institute of Economic Affairs research on the BBC's Question Time Brexit bias has been referenced in The Economist. The article references that the IEA found the programme is heavily skewed. The IEA's research found that 69% of guests in the 18 months after the Brexit referendum had supported the Remain campaign. Read the full ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Shanker Singham appears on Channel 4 News

Shanker Singham, Director of the IEA's International Trade and Competition Unit has appeared on Channel 4 News to discuss the fallout of Brexit. In the interview Shanker argues that Brexit is an unprecedented event. From a global perspective what is happening is that you have a major G7 nation adopting independent trade and regulatory policy ... Continue reading