Trade, Development, and Immigration

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

The traditionally free market forces have moved away from their roots, in favour of protectionist policies on both sides of the Atlantic, says Associate Director Kate Andrews. Writing her final weekly column for City AM, Kate argues that the future US UK trade deal could symbolise a turning point, with the narrative finally moving away ... Continue reading
Society and Culture

Philip Booth quoted in the Daily Telegraph

The licence fee has not been good value for money for many viewers, says  Economics Fellow Philip Booth. Philip argues that while the licence "is no doubt great value for some people... for others it will be poor value. That is why the BBC should be turned into a subscription service and become a mutual ... Continue reading
Society and Culture

Emma Revell writes for CapX

The licence fee, with controversy over its enforcement and who is entitled not to pay, has become a straitjacket which is holding the BBC back, says Head of Communications Emma Revell. Writing for CapX, Emma argues that freeing the corporation by introducing a subscriber-owned model and removing the compulsory element from its funding stream would ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Prof Len Shackleton writes for CapX

Following the release of the IEA's new report Renationalisation: Back to the Future, co-author Professor Len Shackleton wrote for CapX on the topic. Len argued that while privatised industries have their problems, nationalisation would solve none of them, but would create new ones. Read his full piece here.  ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for the Sunday Express

"If the promise of increased spending at no cost to your purse seems too good to be true, that’s because it’s an utter myth. It's not just the rich who will pay, but all taxpayers" says Associate Director Kate Andrews. Writing for the Sunday Express, Kate argues that all major parties have taken a loose ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop quoted in the Times

The IEA's report Renationalisation: Back to the Future was featured in The Times, with co-author Julian Jessop quoted at length. Julian said: “Most of the potential benefits of renationalisation could be achieved in other ways, including better regulation and more competition.“In contrast, the potential costs are huge, especially if returning these industries to state control reverses the ... Continue reading

Prof Len Shackleton quoted in the Daily Mail

The IEA's report Renationalisation: Back to the Future featured in the Daily Mail today, with co-author Prof Len Shackleton quoted at length. Len said: "The public’s dissatisfaction with some aspects of the performance of privatised utilities should not lead us to forget the lessons of decades under nationalisation. "Taking these industries back into the public sector would reduce ... Continue reading

IEA report cited in the Daily Telegraph

Renationalisation of utilities would mean the "poor subsidising the wealthy... increased strikes and a poorer service" says the IEA. Responding to the Labour Party's announcement that it plans to being the process of nationalisation in their first 100 days of Government, the IEA's report Renationalisation: Back to the Future was quoted on the front page of ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews quoted in The Telegraph

Responding to the news that the NHS has appointed a "Head of Flexible Working" in a bid to encourage more part-time work in the health service, Associate Director Kate Andrews argued that changes in flexible work must happen organically, when the sector is fully braced for change. “As every party pledges billions more to fund ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

IEA report trailed in The Sunday Telegraph

Proposals to bring key utilities back under state control "ignore important lessons" from the post-war period. The IEA's report Renationalisation: Back to the Future was featured in The Sunday Telegraph, warning that the potential costs of nationalisation are "huge" and "most of the potential benefits could be achieved in other ways." The article appeared in print on ... Continue reading