Julian Jessop writes for Brexit Central

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for Brexit Central following the launch of the IEA's Brexit Unit. In his article Julian argues that the figure of £26 billion as a Brexit fee would be consistent with meeting half way between the EU's net €60 billion and the UK's fall-back ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Mark Littlewood comments in The Sun

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in The Sun on the deal between the Conservative Party and the DUP. In the article Mark argues that the deal ignores some economic realities. With an ageing population, the triple lock mechanism, as well as universal pensioner benefits, equate to ever-increasing ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

IEA research features in the Daily Express

New research from the Institute of Economic Affairs making the case that Britain should pay no more than £26 billion for its divorce bill, has featured in The Daily Express. The article quotes the IEA's Chief Economist Julian Jessop, saying that the Brexit negotiations will need to decide how much the UK will pay the ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

IEA research features in the Daily Mail

New research from the Institute of Economic Affairs making the case that Britain should pay no more than £26 billion for its divorce bill, has featured in The Daily Mail. The article quoted Julian Jessop, the IEA's Chief Economist, saying that the upper limit for any payment should be £21 billion for liabilities under the ... Continue reading

IEA research features in The Sun

New research from the Institute of Economic Affairs making the case that Britain should pay no more than £26 billion for its divorce bill, has featured in The Sun. The article references the report's call for the UK to honour its usual payments to the EU until the end of the current budget period of ... Continue reading
Over the past year or so, I have occasionally mocked socialists for their tendency to disown real-world socialist experiments whenever they end in failure (as they always do), and to revert to their favourite excuse: “But that wasn’t REAL socialism! REAL socialism has never been tried!” Some readers got back to me on social media, claiming ... Continue reading

IEA Brexit Unit makes the case that UK divorce bill should not exceed £26 billion

Key Points The UK is leaving the EU and needs to close its accounts. In a divorce, the two sides divide up the assets and liabilities. But the situation here is more like leaving a club, so the question is when the obligation to pay membership fees should end. One option would be simply be ... Continue reading

IEA launches Brexit Unit & new paper on EU divorce bill

The IEA is delighted to announce the launch of its new Brexit Unit – set up to ensure that a strong, free market voice is heard clearly as the UK prepares to leave the European Union. Brexit provides a golden opportunity to create a more flexible, open and vibrant economy and to champion, by example, ... Continue reading

IEA react to the agreement between the Conservative Party and the DUP

Commenting on the Conservative Party’s deal with the DUP, Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: “This deal ignores some economic realities. With an ageing population, the triple lock mechanism, as well as universal pensioner benefits, equate to ever-increasing spending on pensioners relative to a shrinking working population which is simply ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon writes for City AM

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on the how companies have bought into the ludicrous divestment movement which seeks to bring down industries by trading their shares. In his article Chris argues that companies selling off tobacco stock in order to "limit the damage ... Continue reading