Trade, Development, and Immigration

Kristian Niemietz writes for CapX

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for CapX following the release of his report on immigration policy. Most commentators seem to see the Brexit vote as a rejection of the very concept of free movement. It wasn’t. Surveys show that there is, for example, overwhelming support for ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times Business

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times Business on free market capitalism and how it has improved our lives. Never has there been more compelling evidence of the overwhelming benefits of free market capitalism. In the past three decades, the global spread of free enterprise and the ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

New IEA report features in City AM

The IEA’s new report on immigration policy has been covered in City AM. The article reports on how the UK should scrap its arbitrary net migration target and harmful visa cap. The UK's current immigration policy is economically damaging and too restrictive when applied to high-skilled workers. The migration of skilled workers who are highly ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

New IEA report features in The Independent

The IEA's new report on immigration policy has been covered in The Independent. The article outlines how the report calls on the government to scrap its immigration targets because this policy inflicts enormous economic self-harm. It's wrong to focus on overall numbers as the public are concerned about types of immigration rather than volumes. Read ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon comments in The Sun

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Sun on the news that multi-buy offers on junk food could soon be banned. In the article Chris argues that the nanny state now wants to use the law to tell shops where to place their products and how ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on the high street and its future. Customers are indicating to us through their choices in the market that online shopping is the way of the future. It’s convenient, efficient, and can be a much more effective way to get ... Continue reading
Society and Culture

IEA research features in The Economist

The Institute of Economic Affairs research on the BBC's Question Time Brexit bias has been referenced in The Economist. The article references that the IEA found the programme is heavily skewed. The IEA's research found that 69% of guests in the 18 months after the Brexit referendum had supported the Remain campaign. Read the full ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Kate Andrews appears on BBC News to review the papers

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC News to review the papers. On the high street shops performance at Christmas: The overarching story of this is that the cost of living continues to rise and to many people, regardless of the state of the economy, they just won't ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

Chris Snowdon comments in the Evening Standard

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Evening Standard on the news that adverts for cheese, butter and olive oil could be banned from the tube. In the article Chris argues that Mr Khan’s ban will lose revenue for TfL at a time when passenger numbers are ... Continue reading

The IEA is quoted in The Independent

The Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in The Independent on the NHS 10 year long term plan announced yesterday. The point is made that these plans for the NHS do not allow for greater competition or patient choice. Ministers have refused to heed the lessons from superior and more efficient European health insurance ... Continue reading