Tax and Fiscal Policy

Philip Booth comments in the Daily Mail

Philip Booth, Academic and Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Daily Mail on Corbyn’s vision of 21st century socialism. In the article Philip argues that the policies he proposes would produce precisely the opposite of full employment – huge numbers being thrown on the scrapheap. Nationalised industries were a … Continue reading “Nationalised industries are a huge burden on the taxpayer”
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Ryan Bourne appears on BBC Radio 4's World Tonight

Ryan Bourne, Head of Public Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s World Tonight programme to debate the benefits of free trade. In the interview Ryan argues that most economists agree free trade is a good thing. Genuine free trade offers lower prices and greater choice for consumers and … Continue reading “Free trade results in lower prices & greater choice”
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Mark Littlewood comments in The Daily Express

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Daily Express today following Jeremy Corbyn’s speech at the Labour conference. In the article, Mark argues that Corbyn’s speech was full of discredited policies which could only be paid for through extreme tax hikes. Read the full article here.
Lifestyle Economics

Christopher Snowdon comments in The Sun

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Sun today on the effects of a sugar tax. In the article Chris argues that the government’s planned sugar tax will spark a dangerous boom in counterfeit fizzy drinks. An illegal market will open up as tobacco-style regulation is … Continue reading “Sugar tax will open up illegal market”
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Mark Littlewood comments in The Daily Telegraph

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in the Telegraph following the shadow chancellor’s speech. In the article Mark argues that Mr McDonnell’s speech was the epitome of fantasy economics. A real modern agenda to boost productivity, rather than promising investment promoted by politicians, would focus on liberalising land-use, returning … Continue reading “McDonnell’s speech purely fantasy economics”

Ryan Bourne writes for City AM

Ryan Bourne, Head of Public Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM today on tax and benefit changes and inequality. In the article Ryan argues that much of what is held up as “worrying inequality” is actually a reflection of people being at different stages of their life-cycle. If this … Continue reading “Britain’s socialists aren’t as “progressive” as they think they are”
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Mark Littlewood comments in City AM

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in City AM following John McDonnell’s speech at Labour Party conference. In the article Mark calls his speech the epitome of fantasy economics. The fact the shadow chancellor is proudly trumpeting Labour as a party of interventionism despite its catastrophic historical record should … Continue reading “McDonnell’s proposals would be disastrous for UK economy”
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Mark Littlewood comments in the Financial Times

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in the Financial Times today following the shadow chancellor’s speech. In the article Mark argues that the very fact the shadow chancellor is proudly trumpeting Labour as a party of interventionism despite its catastrophic record should worry both business and voters. Read … Continue reading “McDonnell’s speech nothing but fantasy economics”
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Mark Littlewood comments in the Daily Express

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has commented in the Daily Express following John McDonnell’s speech on Labour’s economic plans. In the article Mark argues that the fact that McDonnell is proudly trumpeting Labour as a party of interventionism despite its catastrophic historical record should worry business and voters. It’s time … Continue reading “Labour’s interventionism should worry business & voters”
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Mark Littlewood comments in The Independent

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Independent on the shadow chancellor’s speech at Labour party conference. In the article Mark dismissed McDonnell’s plans as “fantasy economics”. The long-term economic prosperity of the UK will not be secured by shifting taxation to wealth, by higher spending or by … Continue reading “Economic prosperity won’t be secured by higher spending”