Tax and Fiscal Policy

Jamie Whyte appears on The Jeremy Vine show

Jamie Whyte, Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 to discuss public sector pay. In the interview Jamie agrees that some public sector workers are not paid very highly and the effect of inflation has actually meant their wages in real terms have ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Kate Andrews writes for The Times Red Box

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times Red Box on the Conservative Party's deal with the DUP. In her article Kate argues that the agreement with the DUP not only plunges us further into debt, but also rolls back some of the better efforts the Tories made ... Continue reading
Economic Theory
Jeremy Corbyn described the recent Queen's Speech as "thin gruel". It didn't "have enough meat for one year, let alone two". There are many imperfections in our economy and society. It is natural to want governments to put them right. The common assumption is that governments should legislate to do that. But should we judge ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews appears on The Daily Politics show

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on The Daily Politics show to comment on the Trade Union Act. In the interview Kate argues that the right to go on strike is a very important one but we also have to make sure the public is protected from a small ... Continue reading

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