Len Shackleton quoted in The Times

The Chancellor announced that he is extending the business rates holiday until the end of June, followed by a further six-month period where rates will be discounted to one third of the normal charge. This is great news for bricks and mortar businesses across the country but the Chancellor should have gone further. Prof. Len ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood quoted in the Daily Express

After the Spring Budget, IEA Director General Mark Littlewood was quoted in the Daily Express criticising the government for increasing the UK's tax burden. The Chancellor announced an extra £30billion worth of tax increases which will put the economic recovery at risk. Mark Littlewood warned: “On most projections, the Johnson government will tax us even ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop quoted in City AM

The government has announced a scheme which will give a guarantee to lenders across the UK that offer mortgages to people with a deposit of five per cent on homes with a value of up to £600,000. IEA Economics Fellow Julian Jessop was quoted in City AM calling the scheme “a bad idea”. He argued: ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Telegraph

IEA Director General Mark Littlewood has penned an op-ed in The Telegraph ahead of the Spring Budget. Littlewood addresses the speculations that the Chancellor will not cut taxes or repeal unnecessary regulations to kick-start the UK's economic recovery. Mark Littlewood argues that the UK is already buckling under a high tax burden- the highest in ... Continue reading

Annabel Denham writes for The Telegraph

In an op-ed for The Telegraph, IEA Director of Communications Annabel Denham has taken aim at a raft of 'leaked' budget measures, arguing for a more fiscally responsible budget which spurs economic growth. With rumours circulating that the Chancellor is looking to help SMEs with government funded management training called the 'Help to Grow Scheme', ... Continue reading

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

Writing for The Spectator, IEA Director of Communications Annabel Denham promoted new research by the IEA which calls for 20 taxes to be scrapped or reformed in the Spring Budget. Denham suggests now is the time for the Chancellor to be "bold" and "simplify the tax system, reduce the overall burden of taxation, and eliminate ... Continue reading

IEA research featured in City A.M.

City A.M. features coverage of a new report from the Institute of Economic Affairs which calls on the government to “abolish or significantly change” 20 taxes in order to boost economic growth. Policy Analyst Alexander C. R. Hammond and Policy Advisor Sam Collins wrote their report, revisiting an earlier IEA publication from 2016, and updating ... Continue reading

IEA Research features in the Yorkshire Post

Wakefield Conservative MP Imran Ahmad Khan has referenced Professor Len Shackleton's latest IEA report, Back to School- and After, in a question to the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. The Yorkshire MP said the report “outlines a number of policies that would help resolve critical issues facing our schools” and urged Williamson to  look into Len's ... Continue reading

IEA research featured in the Daily Express

"A low and radically simplified tax system is the best way for our economy to recover from repeated lockdowns and prosper for decades to come" says Alexander C. R. Hammond, Policy Analyst at the Institute of Economic Affairs, quoted in the Daily Express. Hammond and colleague Sam Collins have written a new report urging the ... Continue reading