Nerissa Chesterfield writes for City AM

Nerissa Chesterfield, Head of Communications at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on politicians' reticence to make bold policy change that is needed to improve people's lives. In her article Nerissa argues that small-ball,  ineffective policies are being prioritised while the issues that people really care about – having a secure ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz quoted in City A.M.

'Socialism: The idea that never dies', the recent book from the IEA's Head of Political Economy Kristian Niemietz, is quoted in City A.M. by Dr Rainer Zitelmann. Dr Zitelmann references Kristian's analysis that socialist experiments follow three phrases; the honeymoon period, the excuses phase, and the not-real-social stage. And thus the delusion of socialism continues, ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for Coffee House

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy at the Institute of Economic Affairs, responds to plans by the Communities Secretary James Brokenshire to ban so-called 'no-fault evictions'. Kristian argues the news is being misreported. He writes that letting an agreement come to an end at the date it was meant to come to an end is ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

Chris Snowdon writes for Spiked

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA, writes for Spiked, taking apart the case of DEFRA's proposed Deposit Return Scheme. According to DEFRA, the scheme will require 35,000 reverse vending machines to be installed around the country and a new quango – the Deposit Management Organisation – to be created. Small retailers will ... Continue reading

Emma Revell writes for CapX

Emma Revell, Communications Manager at the Institute of Economic Affairs, writes for CapX following the publication of a briefing by Chris Snowdon which highlights the expense of a proposed Deposit Return Scheme for plastic and glass bottles. In the UK, 72 per cent of drinks containers are already recycled by households, largely via regular waste ... Continue reading

IEA research featured in The Sun

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA, is quoted in The Sun in a piece reporting on his upcoming briefing on the UK's proposed plastic bottle Deposit Return Scheme. He notes that the scheme will cost £800m per year to run and that it will do little to reduce the plastic in the ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for Coffee House

Kate Andrews, Associate Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs, writes for Coffee House, responding to the Royal Statistical Society's recommendations to improve gender pay gap reporting. Kate argues that the calculations - as they presently stand - are so crude and void of context, they render the results almost meaningless and yet the RSS only ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes in City AM

Kate Andrews, Associate-Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs, wrote in City AM, welcoming comments that suggest HS2 will be included in the upcoming Spending Review. Originally touted by a Labour government and brought to life under the coalition, HS2 has faced scepticism and criticism from day one, in terms of both cost and practicality. ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon quoted in the Daily Mail

The World Health Organization has backed out of sponsoring an event promoting a radical diet that drastically cuts back on meat. The UN body planned to support the launch event of the scientific group behind the controversial 'planetary health diet', dismissed as 'nanny-state' madness. Chris Snowdon, the IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics, branded the diet ... Continue reading

IEA research quoted by Spiked

Joel Rodrigues, writing for Spiked, has analysed Charles Moore's claims that the BBC's Question Time show is biased against Remainers. The piece, which quotes IEA research from 2017, suggests that despite Britain voting to Leave the EU, the Question Time panel has given a platform to twice as many Remainers as Leavers since 2017. Read ... Continue reading