Shanker Singham writes for Reaction

Shanker Singham, Director of the IEA's International Trade and Competition Unit has written for Reaction about the opportunities Brexit has to offer. It is competition, a free people competing based on the quality of their ideas and their capacity for hard work, and not on cronyism or their ability to get a law or regulation ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood comments in the Daily Mail

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Daily Mail on council tax hikes. In the article Mark argues that council tax hikes of this magnitude are hard to swallow when you consider how many councils have failed to budget properly. Local authorities should scale back and spend less ... 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 Public Health England's progress report on their sugar reduction scheme. In the article Chris makes the point that Public Health England have issued soviet-style targets with no understanding of how food is made or what consumers want. ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop comments in The Telegraph

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in The Telegraph on the effect of Brexit on the economy. In the article Julian argues that inflation and business confidence have had an effect, but on a much smaller scale than Mark Carney, the head of the Bank of England would ... Continue reading

Dr Steve Davies appears on BBC Radio Kent

Dr Steve Davies, Head of Education at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio Kent to discuss how we should pay for social care. In the interview Steve argues that we are going to have to do something in this area because we've got an ageing population and we've got an enormous ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz has written for CapX

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for CapX on John McDonnell's claim that the Venezuelan regime wasn't real socialism. When oil prices peaked in the early 1980s, and then entered a prolonged period of steady decline, the party came to an end. Venezuela was still a rich country, ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times on the pitfalls of hypothecated taxes. The parlous state of the UK’s public finances has spawned a new wave of thinking among those keen to square the circle of high public spending and a tolerable tax burden. This has led to ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss reducing the legal gambling age and fixed odds betting terminals. In the interview Mark argues that if you want to tackle problem gambling reducing maximum stakes on FOBTs is the worst of all measures to start ... Continue reading

Professor Len Shackleton appears on BBC Three Counties

Professor Len Shackleton, Editorial Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Three Counties to discuss tipping. In the interview Len argues that while it is a shock to the system for waiting staff to suddenly not receive full tips, they are part of a team and without the back of ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews appears on the Daily Politics as guest of the day

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on the Daily Politics show as the guest of the day. On John Bercow's position: It's shocking that a few MPs were able to stop the parliamentary watchdog from looking into these allegations. We are having to resort to trial by media because ... Continue reading