Mark Littlewood appears on The Telegraph's election podcast

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on The Telegraph's podcast: Chopper's Election Podcast to discuss what will be in the Conservative manifesto. In the podcast Mark expresses his worry about the party's manifesto. Just a couple of days ago we heard Theresa May saying that they were the party ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for City AM

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM today on the state of the NHS. In his article Kristian argues that decisions over pay, working hours and working conditions should be decentralised and removed from politics altogether. Politicians would have fewer opportunities to virtue-signal, but ... Continue reading
"Our brilliant, hardworking brewers and publicans have not seen a real-terms pay rise in years. This is a disgrace. We all rely on their tireless work, their skill and their dedication for our after-work pint. Where would we be without them? This government has taken our brewers and publicans for granted for too long, so ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has co-written a Times Thunderer following the release of the IEA and TPA's joint 10 point policy proposals for a Conservative manifesto. In the article Mark writes that now is the time to seize the opportunity to build the free-trading, global Britain that the Prime ... Continue reading

IEA release 10 policy proposals for a Conservative manifesto

The Prime Minister's call for a snap general election last week has provided all parties with an opportunity to review and upgrade their manifesto pledges. And, in less than 50 days a government - one most likely with a strong mandate - will be formed, tasked with the responsibility of ensuring our economy is fit ... Continue reading

A joint note by the IEA and TPA

The snap general election provides a chance for all parties to upgrade their manifesto pledges and put forward strong and decisive policies that will get the economy fit for Brexit, lower taxes for working families and reduce wasteful government spending. Here are ten proposals that the Conservatives should adopt: 1. No areas of spending should ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes in City AM

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for the City AM debate column answering the question: Will 2017 be remembered as the year of the Establishment fightback? In his article Mark argues that if 2016 was a year for insurgency, 2017 will no doubt be the year the Establishment strikes ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
The 8 June General Election is being viewed through the prism of Brexit. In one fell swoop, it is said that Theresa May can quash holdout Remainers, manage her party’s competing visions of Brexit, and improve her Brussels negotiating strength. Add to that giving herself until 2022 to implement a deal before fresh elections, and ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop and Kate Andrews write for CapX

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs and Kate Andrews our News Editor, have answered questions for CapX on their policy ideas for a manifesto. Among their suggestions, Julian calls for the government to commit to an industrial strategy that works with the market and not against it; we should leave the ... Continue reading

Diego Zuluaga writes for City AM

Diego Zuluaga, Financial Services Research Fellow has written for City AM on the situation with RBS and what should be done to limit further loss for taxpayers. In his article Diego argues that the rescue of RBS must not be evaluated on the basis of whether it got value for money for the taxpayer. In ... Continue reading