Julian Jessop comments in The Telegraph

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Telegraph following the Conservative's u-turn on their social care plans. In the article Julian argues that one advantage of not costing a policy and leaving the details to a consultation is that you have plenty of wiggle room on how any ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon appears on Good Morning Britain

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss the prospect of banning junk food on public transport. In the interview Chris argues that this is literally the food police. This isn't really about bringing smelly hot food onto trains and buses, this is about ... Continue reading

IEA findings on the cost of obesity are cited in The Times

The IEA's findings on the cost of obesity on the public purse have been cited in The Times in an article which argues that the obesity dogma has done us no good. In the article the IEA's finding that obesity costs the state less than £2.5 billion a year is cited. While claims of a ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes in The Times Business

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times Business today on the choice voters are faced with in this General Election. In his article Mark argues that political parties need to make a single, over-arching proposition with substantial and widespread appeal. Making a success of Brexit requires an ... Continue reading

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 prospect of banning junk food on public transport. In the interview Chris argues that there are two different issues here. One is the smell of hot food on public transport and banning people from eating ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon comments in the Daily Mail

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Daily Mail on the news that the NHS is going to use shock tactics to scare parents into tackling childhood obesity. In the article Chris argues that this is intrusive nannying. Schools have sometimes wrongly warned parents of slim children ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon comments in The Telegraph

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Telegraph on the news that the NHS is going to use shock tactics to scare parents into tackling childhood obesity. In the article Chris argues that parents can recognise whether their children are overweight without intrusive nannying from their ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood comments in The Telegraph Business

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Telegraph Business today on the Conservative's pushing back their deadline to eliminate the deficit. In the article Mark argues that failing to tackle the deficit fully will risk the Conservative Party's ambition to ensure sound public finances, built on fiscal credibility. ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Jamie Whyte comments in The Times

Jamie Whyte, Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Times today on the Conservative manifesto pledges on immigration. In the article he argues that the surcharge for businesses per skilled migrant worker will mean fewer overseas skilled workers coming. There will be some firms where it might just have been ... Continue reading