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
Monetary Policy

Philip Booth writes for City AM

Philip Booth, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM today on group think at the Bank of England and its failings. In his article Philip argues that despite the financial crash, the Bank of England seems to have become more self-confident in their forecasts. It is increasingly ditching ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

Chris Snowdon writes for The Telegraph

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph following the release of his IEA report calling for a flat rate of tax on alcohol to introduced. In the article Chris argues that in the current system the government taxes drinks, not alcohol. The best approach would ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times Business on how history teaches us how increasing taxation has never worked. In the article Mark argues that there are legitimate concerns about the endless crises in the NHS, the unaffordability of the state's pension liabilities and the realisation that ... Continue reading