Victoria Hewson features in the Daily Express

IEA Head of Regulatory Affairs, Victoria Hewson,  featured in a Daily Express article reacting to the Brexit Minister Lord Frost's speech in Lisbon, which demanded that the EU renegotiate a new arrangement to replace the current Northern Ireland Protocol (NIP). Failure to reach an agreement would mean the UK triggering Article 16 of the NIP, ... Continue reading

Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home

In her bi-weekly Conservative Home column, IEA Head of Media, Emily Carver, argued that every problem in UK politics has recently been characterised as an impending catastrophe, leading to national angst and panic which is demoralising the nation. Whether it is the Covid pandemic, fuel shortages,  climate change or leaving the EU, we lack the ... Continue reading

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

In an op-ed for The Spectator, IEA Director of Communications, Annabel Denham, took aim at British Airway's (BA) move to drop ‘ladies and gentlemen’ from its announcements. Annabel suggested that BA has bigger problems than gender neutral salutations to deal with after 18 months of travel restrictions. Annabel argued: "There’s still little evidence to suggest ... Continue reading
Commenting on the latest GDP figures, published by the ONS today, Julian Jessop, Economics Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "The growth of 0.4 per cent in the UK economy in August may not sound like much but, when combined with revisions to previous data, it means that GDP was ... Continue reading
Commenting on the report's findings, Dr Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "This is a measured and thorough response which contains plenty of food for thought, but those who were looking for some grand, all-encompassing theory of everything are likely to end up disappointed. "The ... Continue reading
Responding to Lord Frost's speech today in Lisbon, Victoria Hewson, Head of Regulatory Affairs at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "The imposition of a trade border between Great Britain and Northern Ireland was always likely to cause friction between the UK and the EU. The Northern Ireland Protocol has caused tension ... Continue reading
The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), the UK’s leading free-market think tank, has announced the appointment of Matthew Lesh as Head of Public Policy. Matthew is currently Head of Research at the Adam Smith Institute, where he leads the research agenda and publications, undertaken original research and extensive commentary, and hosts ‘The Pin Factory’ podcast. ... Continue reading
Commenting on the labour market statistics published by the ONS today, Julian Jessop, Economics Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "Today’s strong employment data should help to calm fears that the UK is sliding back into recession, although they also make it harder to argue that interest rates still ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop quoted by Politics.co.uk

IEA Economics Fellow, Julian Jessop, was quoted by Politics.co.uk commenting on the latest employment figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Julian argued: "Today’s strong employment data should help to calm fears that the UK is sliding back into recession, although they also make it harder to argue that interest rates still need ... Continue reading
Commenting on calls to bail out energy-intensive industries, Andy Mayer, Chief Operating Officer at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "One consequence of the government's commitment to Net Zero has been to make British energy much more expensive. Now, the very same industries based in communities at the heart of the ... Continue reading