Philip Booth appears on The Jeremy Vine Show

Philip Booth, Senior Academic Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on The Jeremy Vine show to discuss arts funding. In the interview Philip argues that the arts would be better off if we didn't finance them through the public purse. Throughout the last 300 years there's been a real tradition in the ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Kate Andrews comments in City AM

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in City AM on the latest net migration figures and the government's migration target. In the article Kate argues that the government's arbitrary target completely discounts the changing economy that we live in. Read the full article here.... Continue reading

Diego Zuluaga writes for Conservative Home

Diego Zuluaga, Financial Services Research Fellow has written for Conservative Home proposing reforms to a more rational welfare state. In the article Diego argues that increasingly lavish benefits, rising life expectancy and the imminence of demographic decline all jeopardise our current pay-as-you-go welfare system. He suggests a modest reform proposal: to create an Office for ... Continue reading

The IEA's Nanny State Index features in the Financial Times

The Institute of Economic Affair's Nanny State Index has featured in the Financial Times and Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA has commented on what the index shows. In the article it is explained that the index has been compiled using a weighted scoring system to rate the EU's "most meddling" states ... Continue reading

IEA is quoted in the Financial Times

The Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in the Financial Times on upcoming new health levies including the sugar tax. On the incoming tax on sugary drinks, the IEA is quoted asserting that there is no guarantee that the substitute products with less or no sugar will have fewer calories or be better for ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Kate Andrews appears on the Daily Politics Show

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on the Daily Politics to discuss President Trump's upcoming visit to the United Kingdom. In the interview Kate argues that while Trump's travel ban has been hugely problematic and is deeply illiberal, this is an issue that is already being dealt with in ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM today on how the unreformed NHS is crumbling around the Prime Minister. In her article Kate that the PM's problem is that Britain's healthcare structure has been deteriorating for a long time, and now the pillars are starting to fall around ... Continue reading
Education

Mark Littlewood appears on BBC Question Time

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs appeared on BBC Question Time last night alongside David Mundell MP, John Swinney MSP, Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti and author Val McDermid. You can watch the full programme here. On whether Scotland should hold a second independence referendum following the Brexit vote:  "The 2014 ... 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 the report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that inflation could push the cost of living up and put millions of families on the brink of poverty. In the article Chris argues that while this report rightly points ... Continue reading
Markets and Morality

Chris Snowdon appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report which uses the Minimum Income Standard to claim that millions of people are on the brink of falling into poverty. In the interview Chris argues that inflation is still quite ... Continue reading