IEA releases report on trade policy post-Brexit

A trade deal with the EU is desirable but not essential. Post-Brexit, the UK’s priority in trade policy should be to trade as freely as possible with the rest of the world. If a bad deal is offered by the EU, the UK should walk away and continue to trade with the EU under the ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for CapX

Kristian Niemeitz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for CapX on the crisis in Venezuela. In his article Kristian argues that oil prices lead a double life in the Chavista-Corbynista mindset. When oil prices skyrocket, the ensuing boom is proof that social works, but when they fall again, ... Continue reading
Healthcare

Kristian Niemietz is quoted in City AM

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in City AM in an article about the NHS. In the article the fact that many of the characteristics of the NHS which Britons mistakenly believe to be a unique source of pride, such as the fact it makes ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times on how highly paid footballers are an example of a workers' revolution in action. In his article Mark makes the point that far from being embarrassed about the riches associated with England's most adored export industry, we should be taking ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

New IEA research features in The Sunday Express

New IEA research that finds the UK will be paying £23 billion in ‘sin taxes’ next year has featured in The Sunday Express. The article references the reports findings on how smoking, eating and drinking to excess may be bad for your health, but it is good news for the taxman. HMRC generates billions of ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. In the article Kate argues that denouncing socialism does not mean giving up a left-wing agenda. But it does mean scaling back dewy-eyed fantasies of full state control, and moving to a moderate stance ... Continue reading
Society and Culture

Dr Steve Davies appears on BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze

Dr Steve Davies, Head of Education at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze to discuss tourism and the morality of holidays. In the interview Steve argues that to the extent there may be a problem with too much tourism we should rely on the power of government to ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood comments in the Daily Mail

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Daily Mail on stamp duty. In the article Mark argues that the Chancellor should be seeking to scrap stamp duty altogether. Stamp duty is not a tax on  moving home. Britain's extortionate housing market is broken enough already without further penalising ... Continue reading
Housing and Planning

Mark Littlewood comments in The Telegraph

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented on the front page of The Telegraph today on stamp duty. In the article Mark argues that the Chancellor should be seeking to scrap stamp duty altogether. It is not a tax on wealthy property owners. It is essentially a tax on moving ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon appears on Newsnight

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Newsnight to discuss the health of young adults in the north of England. In the interview Chris argues that the spike in deaths among men living in the north of England under the age of 45 in the 1990s ... Continue reading