Government and Institutions

IEA research features in The Telegraph

IEA research from 2017 on the balance of panellists on the BBC's flagship political programmes has been referenced in The Telegraph. In his article, columnist Charles Moore cites the IEA's detailed breakdown of the BBC's Any Questions panel balance: 59 per cent of panellists supported Remain, against only 32 per cent for Brexit (the remainder ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times making the case for decentralising our political system. A huge transfer of tax, spending and regulatory powers away from both Brussels and Westminster and to smaller, more flexible administrations at local level is a necessary condition for reducing the malaise ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood comments in the Mail on Sunday

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Mail on Sunday on new proposals for web regulation. In the article, Mark argues that this is yet another example of knee-jerk government overreach that could risk jeopardising freedom of speech and freedom of the press. These clumsy regulations are unnecessary ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

Chris Snowdon comments in The Sun

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Sun on the news that junk food advertisers may escape ban pre-watershed as it cannot be justified. In the article Chris argues that this report from the DCMS debunks the myth that children at being bombarded with junk food ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

The Nanny State Index is referenced on The Now Show

The findings of the IEA and EPICENTER's Nanny State Index has been referenced by Geoff Norcott on BBC Radio 4's The Now Show. In the segment Norcott references the fact that the UK came second only to Finland in the Nanny State Index of European countries for liberty to drink, smoke and vape. Listen to ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood appears on Chopper's Brexit podcast

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on The Telegraph's Brexit podcast to discuss Brexit and the question of who funds think tanks. On Brexit, Mark argues that Brexit could be a great opportunity for this country if it is done well. There are medium to long-term gains that I ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, Associate Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on the NHS and cancer screenings. The rationing and bureaucratic structure that remains the biggest flaw of the NHS, rearing its ugly head in areas of testing and treatment which are far less controversial than prostate cancer screenings. The screening ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Victoria Hewson writes for CapX

Victoria Hewson, Senior Counsel at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for CapX following the publication of her briefing on the possible models for leaving the EU. In the article Victoria argues that a 'Norway Plus' model of Brexit is legally fraught in the current forms of both the EFTA convention and the EEA ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood appears on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show to discuss tax avoidance and what should be done to clamp down on it. In the interview Mark argues that the reason why we have many useless jobs created is because the state has created ludicrously ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon writes for Spectator Health

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for Spectator Health on junk food and banning advertising of such food before the watershed. In the article Chris makes the case that so many foods are included in the sugar and calorie reduction programme that the new exemption makes little ... Continue reading