Andy Mayer writes for City AM

Andy Mayer, IEA Energy, Environment and Infrastructure Analyst, has written a piece for City AM on the recently introduced rules to tackle the spread of the Omicron Covid variant. Andy highlights the incoherence of the recent measures, pointing out that, "Though the hospitality sector will have breathed a sigh of relief upon learning face coverings ... Continue reading

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

Annabel Denham, Director of Communications at the IEA, has penned an article for The Specator on the economic impact of the latest bout of Coronavirus restrictions introduced to combat the Omicron variant. Annabel highlights a number of areas which are likely to be affected by the government's measures and argues that at some point, the ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop comments for GB News

Julian Jessop, Economics Fellow at the IEA, has given his thoughts on the financial consequences of the recent reintroduction of Coronavirus restrictions. Julian warns that the latest rules on self-isolation, travel and face masks, will have far-reaching economic ramifications. "The new Covid restrictions announced for England are unlikely to derail the UK economy, but it ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop comments for The Sun

IEA Economics Fellow, Julian Jessop, has commented on the government's decision to reintroduce Coronavirus restrictions following the discovery of the Omicron variant. According to Julian: “The main short-term risk to the economy comes from the tightening of the self-isolation rules, which could trigger another pingdemic. "This would disrupt schools and businesses in the crucial pre-Christmas ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop comments for The Times

Julian Jessop, IEA Economics Fellow, has commented in the Times on the economic impact of the latest round of Covid restrictions, following the emergence of the Omicron variant. “The pingdemic in July probably reduced UK GDP by about 0.5 per cent that month.” He said that the impact of a repeat could be greater in ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Mark Littlewood, Director General of the IEA, has written his column for The Times on a fan-backed review of English football, chaired by Conservative MP Tracey Crouch. The review calls for an overhaul of English football by introducing an independent regulator to gauge the suitability of owners to run their clubs, admit licenses to clubs ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment

Andy Mayer comments for The Times

Andy Mayer, the IEA's Energy, Environment and Infrastructure Analyst, has commented on the impact of the energy price cap in the wake of Bulb Energy's collapse. Andy argued that the price cap should be abolished and that it promotes “a political fiction of low energy prices”. Read the full article here.... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for The Telegraph

Kristian Niemietz, the IEA's Head of Political Economy, has given his thoughts on the left's reaction to this week's Parliamentary vote on the Health and Care Bill. As Kristian observes, amongst much of the left, the Bill has triggered the usual response to healthcare reform - that it is part of a covert strategy for ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes for City AM

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA, has written an article for City AM on a recent study claiming that "90 per cent of all “sin taxes” on tobacco, alcohol and soft drinks in the US are paid by just 20 per cent of households. Eighty per cent of the taxes are paid ... Continue reading

Annabel Denham writes for CapX

Annabel Denham, the IEA's Director of Communications, has penned an article for CapX on Stella Creasy MP's order to refrain from bringing her child when she sits in Parliament. Annabel argues that, in spite of the PR consequences of such a rule, not only does it make practical sense for children to be prohibited from ... Continue reading