Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home

One trend that has accelerated since the pandemic is  the belief that government has the answer to all our problems, is responsible for protecting us from every conceivable risk - even the inevitability of our own mortality, writes the IEA's Head of Media Emily Carver. In a column for for Conservative Home, Emily argues that ... Continue reading
Responding to the news that the UK has signed a Free Trade Agreement with Japan, IEA Academic and Research Director Professor Syed Kamall said:  "Not only does the UK-Japan trade deal offer new opportunities for UK firms to sell more British products and services to Japanese consumers, thereby sustaining and creating jobs, it also makes ... Continue reading
Responding to the Chancellor's announcement of increased support for businesses and workers hit by Covid-19 restrictions, IEA Director General Mark Littlewood said:  "The longer we are trapped in this government support scheme limbo, the more important it is for the Chancellor to turn his focus to ensuring a dramatic economic bounceback. "This will require a radical package of ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Sun

"Those who are the hardest hit [by lockdown] have the weakest voice while those who the least to lose have a megaphone", writes the IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon. In a column for The Sun, Chris argues that the campaign for a second lockdown is being ratcheted up by those who have the ... Continue reading

Annabel Denham writes for Reaction

"The government appears to favour using its spending power in an attempt to stimulate new employment"  writes the IEA's Director of Communications Annabel Denham. In a column for Reaction, Annabel argues that the ongoing increase in government intervention and public spending will stunt our bounce back. Read the full article here.... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Critic

The Observer ran an op-ed questioning the interests behind the libertarian think tank American Institute for Economic Research's support for the Great Barrington Declaration, implying that there must be hidden political and financial motivations. Writing for The Critic, the IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon argues that while there may be ideological bias, it ... Continue reading

Emma Revell writes for Conservative Home

Responding to the news that the Chancellor will maintain the triple-lock on pensions, the  IEA's Head of Public Affairs Emma Revell asks where are the political leaders willing to stand up and advocate for young people? Writing for Conservative Home, Emma argues that inter-generational inequality can be seen in almost every policy area - no ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

"If mainstream forecasters are even half-accurate then joblessness is about to return with a vengeance", writes the IEA's Director General Mark Littlewood. Writing for The Times, Mark argues that we will need to find a public policy framework that allows vast numbers of workers to find new employment and explore alternative careers - this will ... Continue reading

Philip Booth writes for The Tablet

The concept of a “hate incident”, as distinct from a “hate crime” might be something that should worry Christians, writes the IEA's Senior Academic Fellow Professor Philip Booth. Writing for The Tablet, Philip argues that the intervention by police in these types of incidents can undermine free speech in a major way: the police, whose ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Telegraph

Piers Morgan, Keir Starmer and several members of members of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) have called for a second lockdown, but this isn't surprising considering "none of them is likely to lose their jobs, let alone their homes, in the next 12 months", writes the IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon. In ... Continue reading