Len Shackleton writes in The Daily Telegraph

Len Shackleton, Editorial and Research Fellow at The Institute of Economic Affairs, has written for The Telegraph. The piece outlines "complaints about A-levels. The latest suggestion is that there should be a single national awarding body for schools examinations." "Many of the problems faced are either intrinsic to the services involved, or the result of ham-fisted ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Kristian Niemietz signs letter to The Daily Telegraph

Dr. Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy for The Institute of Economic Affairs, has signed a letter to the editor of The Daily Telegraph. "Britain should secure the rights of Hong Kong citizens, as we agreed to do for 50 years after the handover of the territory in 1997. The Government should move to ensure ... Continue reading

IEA research is quoted in The Daily Star

IEA research has been quoted in a piece by The Daily Star. The Daily Star noted that "traditional sweets like jelly babies and ­sherbet lemons are facing extinction over demands for massive reductions in sugar intake. The past two years have seen public health agencies set 220 goals to cut salt and sugar in popular ... Continue reading

Blythe Edwards writes for CapX

IEA Media Intern Blythe Edwards has written on the nanny state intervention of the government to introduce a 'calorie reduction programme'. Blythe writes "the government’s attempt to manipulate our diets by strong-arming the food industry into “reformulating” their products is illiberal... Public Health England (PHE), has zealously expanded intervention into Britain’s food industry in recent ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

IEA research quoted in The Sun

IEA research has been quoted in The Sun. The Sun read "Public Health England said in March 2017 it wanted sweets to average no more than 48.4 per cent sugar by 2020. But classic boiled sweets are almost entirely sugar. The Institute of Economic Affairs warned the voluntary guidelines will make it “impossible” for some ... Continue reading

IEA research quoted in The Times

IEA research has been quoted in a piece by The Times. Outlining the research, The Times has said that "The Institute for Economic Affairs warned that British favourites including sherbet lemons and Parma Violets would be impossible to produce under a new recommendation that sweets contain less than 50 per cent sugar." The piece continues ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at The Institute of Economic Affairs, has written on the recent decision of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to reject a Volkswagen commercial, as well as Mondelez UK commercial for Philadelphia cheese. Kate writes that "when the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) first announced that it would ban “gender stereotypes that ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

IEA research quoted in The Daily Mail

IEA research has been quoted in a piece by The Daily Mail. Outlining the IEA research, The Daily Mail notes that "Public Health England want sweets - of which some are 100 per cent sugar - to be cut to no more than 50 per cent sugar." "The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) said it ... Continue reading

Josie Appleton writes for The Daily Telegraph

Josie Appleton writes in The Daily Telegraph on food reformulation research published by The Institute of Economic Affairs. Josie writes how the government, through Public Health England, is setting targets on salt, sugar and calories. The consequences of the programme will require most items to reduce sugar and calories by 20%. "The programme covers not ... Continue reading

IEA research quoted in The Daily Telegraph

IEA research on state control of sugar is featured in a piece by The Daily Telegraph. Outlining on the recent and proposed extensions to cut sugar consumption, The Daily Telegraph notes that "research by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) reveals that in the last two years, public health agencies have set 220 different goals ... Continue reading