Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has written for City AM on the Shadow Chancellor's proposals. Economic systems based on socialist policy don’t distribute wealth, they destroy it. From Mao’s China to Castro’s Cuba, the pursuit of equality of outcome has led to extremely unprosperous societies. Nicolas Maduro’s uncompromising socialist policies ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood comments in The Telegraph

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Telegraph on Jeremy Hunt's call for increased taxation to fund the NHS. If the Government is serious about solving the problems the NHS faces, they should be looking at wholesale reform of the centralised system, not throwing arbitrary amounts of taxpayers' ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for The Spectator

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Spectator following calls for increased taxation to fund the NHS. Even if public spending on the NHS were to increase to the levels recommended today by the IFS or IPPR, it would still be the sick system of Europe, ranking in ... Continue reading

Madeline Grant writes for The Telegraph

Madeline Grant, Digital Officer at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph on the dwindling high street and what can be done to save it. Many of the woes facing the high street have been exacerbated by specific government policies. And thus, specific policy changes could alleviate many burdens on high street ... Continue reading

Shanker Singham writes for Reaction

Shanker Singham, Director of the IEA's International Trade and Competition Unit has written for Reaction about the opportunities Brexit has to offer. It is competition, a free people competing based on the quality of their ideas and their capacity for hard work, and not on cronyism or their ability to get a law or regulation ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood comments in the Daily Mail

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Daily Mail on council tax hikes. In the article Mark argues that council tax hikes of this magnitude are hard to swallow when you consider how many councils have failed to budget properly. Local authorities should scale back and spend less ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon comments in City AM

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in City AM on Public Health England's progress report on their sugar reduction scheme. In the article Chris makes the point that Public Health England have issued soviet-style targets with no understanding of how food is made or what consumers want. ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop comments in The Telegraph

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in The Telegraph on the effect of Brexit on the economy. In the article Julian argues that inflation and business confidence have had an effect, but on a much smaller scale than Mark Carney, the head of the Bank of England would ... Continue reading

Dr Steve Davies appears on BBC Radio Kent

Dr Steve Davies, Head of Education at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio Kent to discuss how we should pay for social care. In the interview Steve argues that we are going to have to do something in this area because we've got an ageing population and we've got an enormous ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz has written for CapX

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for CapX on John McDonnell's claim that the Venezuelan regime wasn't real socialism. When oil prices peaked in the early 1980s, and then entered a prolonged period of steady decline, the party came to an end. Venezuela was still a rich country, ... Continue reading