Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home

In her bi-weekly article for Conservative Home, IEA Head of Media Emily Carver has argued that although the proposed European Super League was incredibly unpopular, the government should not have interfered in the debacle. Emily said: "The reaction from Oliver Dowden, the Culture Secretary, should have set alarm bells ringing in the ears of those ... Continue reading

The Times Corrections and Clarifications

The Times has apologised for stating on 10th February that MP Matt Hancock  received £32,000 in donations from Neil Record, chairman of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA). The IEA  asked The Times to clarify that it does not make political donations, although its trustees may do so in a personal capacity. Printed in The ... Continue reading

IEA Chairman Neil Record quoted in the Daily Express

IEA Chairman Neil Record has demanded Deputy Labour Leader Angela Rayner apologise for accusations she made about the IEA and Matt Hancock following an IEA report 'Viral Myths' which was critical of the NHS's performance during the pandemic. Rayner claimed the IEA bank rolled the Health Secretary in a tweet following the release of the ... Continue reading

Annabel Denham quoted in the Daily Express

The Daily Express reported that 56 percent of people would support getting rid of the licence fee and having the BBC switch to a subscription-based model instead. Reacting to the news, Annabel Denham, Director of Communications at the IEA said: "There is no moral case for requiring people to fund the BBC if they have ... Continue reading

Professor Philip Booth quoted in the Daily Express

A National Audit Office (NAO) report revealed that an entire generation of viewers are turning away from the Beeb and using subscription based media like Netflix in a major blow to the public broadcaster. The NAO suggests that plummeting audience figures mean people are less likely to pay the licence fee because they do not ... Continue reading