Lifestyle Economics

Christopher Snowdon appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Christopher Snowdon has appeared on  on BBC Radio 5 Live with Anna Foster, along with Kawther Hashem from Action on Sugar, to discuss proposed sanctions on milkshakes with an especially high sugar content. Chris said;"I think a lot of people don't realize how many calories are in drinks. I'm totally in favour of information, I ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon appears on BBC 2

Christopher Snowdon has appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire Show on BBC 2, along with Kawther Hashem from Action on Sugar, to discuss proposed sanctions on milkshakes with an especially high sugar content. Chris said; "In the Spring Public Health England are going to be publishing a whole range of guidelines which are not mandatory but ... Continue reading
Labour Market

Madeline Grant appears on Woman's Hour

Madeline Grant went on Woman's Hour on BBC Radio to talk about Equal Pay day with Jenni Murray the host and Catherine Mayer, one of the founders of the Women's Equality Party. In what was a very interesting discussion, Madeline argued among other things that to label the pay gap as 13.7% was misleading in ... Continue reading
Labour Market

The Institute of Economic Affairs is referenced in The Sun

The Institute of Economic Affairs has been referenced by The Sun in a discussion about Equal Pay Day. The IEA has argued that the Fawcett Society's gender pay gap reporting is misleading, as it does not compare like for like jobs. It points to ONS figures showing that the pay gap is 8.9 per cent ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews is quoted by the BBC

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has been featured in an article by the BBC on gender pay day. Kate said that the gender pay gap as calculated by the ONS has got smaller and it was time Equal Pay Day was moved to a later date: "It was the 10th ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment

IEA innovation in agriculture report features in The Times

The IEA's report Effects of Innovation in Agriculture, written by David Hill and Viscount Matt Ridley, has been featured in The Times in an article covering the report's projection for driverless tractors in the future. Robot farmers will transform agriculture within ten years in the most dramatic change to rural working life since tractors replaced ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

Christopher Snowdon features in The Mirror

Christopher Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics at the Institute for Economic Affairs, has featured in Caitlin Moran’s Celebrity Watch in the Times on the prospect of a tax on meat. Chris called it a nanny state idea, employing the same combination of junk science and dodgy economics that led to the sugar tax. Read the ... Continue reading
Labour Market

IEA briefing quoted in the Financial Times

The Financial Times have quoted Kate Andrews, Associate Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs, from the IEA Gender Pay Gap briefing in an article about the equal pay day narrative. Kate said; “Despite the gender pay gap hitting a record low this year, Equal Pay Day hasn’t budged,” she said. “It is calculated in ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon features in The Times

Christopher Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics at the Institute for Economic Affairs, has featured in Caitlin Moran's Celebrity Watch in the Times on the prospect of a tax on meat. Christopher said that taxing food is “the next battleground for the nanny state”. Read the full article here. Further Reading: IEA reaction to the proposed meat ... Continue reading

Nerissa Chesterfield writes for City A.M.

Nerissa Chesterfield, Head of Communications at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has written an article for City A.M. on the gender pay gap narrative. Tomorrow, the Equal Pay Day campaign will tell women that they are now “working for free” until the end of the year. We’ll be told that our male colleagues will receive ... Continue reading