Kate Andrews writes for The Telegraph

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph today on the news that NHS England are consulting on taking away certain free medicines to save money. In her article Kate argues that the £100 million that could be saved per year by cutting back on 10 products is ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood comments in the Daily Express

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in the Daily Express commenting on the story that NHS England are consulting on taking away certain free medicines to save money. In the article Mark argues that given the financial mess the NHS has found itself in for some years now, ... Continue reading
Healthcare
The Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, described last week’s decision to pull a bill replacing Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation as a short-term problem. The bill had had strong support from new President Donald Trump. “Doing big things is hard,” Ryan said. “Moving from an opposition party to a governing party ... Continue reading
Markets and Morality
The Democratic leadership and its leftwing intellectual base are feeling implausibly smug these days. They figure it this way: the Trump era is going to inspire a blowback. Trump will make a terrible mess, destabilise income security and health care access, and skew social power in favor of fat cats, and all of this will ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Mark Littlewood writes for The National

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The National on the issue of Scottish independence. In his article Mark addresses the several questions nationalists will be faced with before moving ahead with a second independence referendum. What currency they will use, whether they will have to join the euro or ... Continue reading

IEA report on childcare features in the Financial Times

The IEA's recent report, 'Getting the state out of childcare' which looks at current childcare policy, has been quoted in the Financial Times today. In the article the report's findings that many families spend one-third of their net income on childcare, putting it on a scale with mortgage payments, is cited. Read the full article here.... Continue reading
Britain's productivity growth has halted. The evidence is clear. Since the financial crisis, output per hour worked has been effectively stagnant, only re-hitting the peaks seen at the end of 2007 in late 2016. This is unprecedented. To see the scale of the deviation from trend, if it had continued to grow as it did ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon comments in The Sun

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Sun today following the news that a daily glass of wine or pint reduces your chances of having a heart attack by a third. In the article Chris comments that these latest findings prove that Dame Sally Davies' assertion ... Continue reading
Economic Theory
The Equality Trust is the latest organisation to call for the mandatory reporting of the ratio between the pay of the highest and lowest earners in UK companies. At first sight this is a small step that would simply increase transparency in pay practices – who could reasonably object? But in reality this proposal would ... Continue reading

IEA releases report on energy policy

Inefficient and costly green policies, as well as contradictory objectives – such as using energy policy to achieve poverty reduction and at the same time reduce emissions and pursue industrial policy goals - have caused electricity prices to soar. Over the last 16 years electricity costs for households in England and Wales have increased by ... Continue reading