IEA research quoted in The Guardian

Nicky Morgan, Culture Secretary, has told a Select Committee that she is "open-minded" to replacing the BBC licence fee, reports The Guardian. In response to a question from Julian Knight MP, Morgan said she would listen to evidence on all side of the debate. Last week the IEA published a new report, 'New Vision: Transforming ... Continue reading
One of the author's of the winning entry for the 2019 Richard Koch Breakthrough Prize has summarised their essay for Conservative Home. Peter Ainsworth, wrote co-wrote the winning entry with Dr Tom McKenzie, writes that "by re-arranging the flows of money into higher education so that universities, rather than the government, lend to their students, ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

Christopher Snowdon writes for Spiked!

Despite being initially reluctant to because the face of British killjoyism, Dame Sally Davies moved - bit by bit - to backing "outrageously illiberal" policies, says Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Writing for Spiked!, Christopher says the outgoing Chief Medical Officer has backed a number of "swivel-eyed proposals" ... Continue reading

Richard Koch Breakthrough Prize winning essay features on CapX

The winning entry for the 2019 Richard Koch Breakthrough Prize has been summarised by IEA Academic and Research Director Syed Kamall and featured on the CapX website. Under the proposed new policy, put forward by Peter Ainsworth and Dr Tom McKenzie, would see universities lending to students rather than the government, with both students and ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood quoted in City A.M.

The Queen's Speech, set out yesterday in Parliament, had "too much emphasis on the role of the state, and not enough of the role of free markets”, says IEA Director General Mark Littlewood. Quoted in City A.M., Mark also criticised proposals for a new points-based immigration system which would allocate migrants additional points for moving ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Mark Littlewood speaks to Fox Business

Mark Littlewood, IEA Director General, joined Fox Business to update the US tv channel on the latest Brexit developments and what they might mean for the future of the US-UK relationship. "Things seem to change all the time and the clock is ticking down to October 31st", Mark told Fox Business, warning that the Irish ... Continue reading

City A.M. covers the 2019 Richard Koch Breakthrough Prize awards

The Richard Koch Breakthrough Prize was awarded to a proposal for an individual nest-egg for lifelong learning, reports City A.M. Under the proposed new policy, put forward by Peter Ainsworth and Dr Tom McKenzie, students and universities “would gain from a liberalised risk-sharing pricing system that makes them partners – working together to improve graduates’ ... Continue reading

Alexander C. R. Hammond writes for The Washington Times

US businesses are risking condoning human rights violations and censoring in China as "being brave has become less important to companies as access to China’s enormous market grows into an ever more irresistible prize to firms around the world", writes Alexander C. R. Hammond, Policy Adviser to the IEA Director General. Writing in The Washington Times, ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City A.M.

"To propose that sandwich-eating on a bus is an issue to be tackled, a problem to be solved, a danger to the children, is somewhere on the spectrum between hysterical and absurd" says Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, and yet that is one of several proposals in the latest report ... Continue reading

IEA report covered by the Daily Express

The Daily Express has reported on a new IEA publication which proposes a new model for the future of the BBC, suggesting a switch to a subscriber-owned mutual. Professor Philip Booth, author of the report, said "Such an ownership model for the BBC would be fit-for-purpose in the modern broadcasting world, detach the BBC from ... Continue reading