Government and Institutions
The House of Commons Education Committee has been hearing about childcare and early years provision from various sector groups. The news isn’t good. Despite the huge amounts of taxpayers’ money now being pumped into childcare, it’s not working out the way politicians hoped. For one thing, as Liz Bayrum of the Professional Association for Childcare ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Shanker Singham writes for The Sun

Shanker Singham, Director of the IEA's International Trade and Competition Unit has written for The Sun about what to avoid and what to push for to ensure we get the best deal for Britain and for the EU. Axe customs partnership Maximum facilitation - create a border between the EU and UK which is as ... Continue reading

The IEA's SNP fringe event features in The Guardian

The IEA’s fringe event at SNP conference this year has featured in The Guardian. At a debate organised by the Institute for Economic Affairs, veteran former SNP MP George Kerevan described the report as “a little too conservative for my case”, saying “if you start risking people at the other end – the poor, the ... Continue reading

IEA SNP fringe event features in The Scotsman

The IEA’s fringe event at SNP conference this year has featured in The Scotsman. At the event hosted by the Institute of Economic Affairs, Mr Kerevan said Scotland’s lack of its own currency would deprive the nation of the mechanisms to influence the economy. Under the arrangement to keep the pound, Scotland would not have ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

IEA fringe event at SNP features on BBC News website

The IEA's fringe event at SNP conference this year has featured on the BBC News website. Discussion of things like sterlingisation and deficit reduction on the main stage have been fleeting at best, with nothing approaching a formal debate or a vote. The party insists that its upcoming National Assemblies are the proper venues to discuss such ... Continue reading
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Len Shackleton appears on BBC Newsnight

Len Shackleton, Editorial Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Newsnight to discuss the future of the TUC. In the interview Len argues that the average skill level in the workforce is going up. There's a more fundamental problem with unions and that is that many union members still behave ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Mark Littlewood appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss the TUC and the future of trade unions. Over the 150 years of the TUC there have been lots of ways in which trade unions have helped us. In the early days of trade unions it ... Continue reading

Shanker Singham writes for Reaction

Shanker Singham, Director of the IEA's International Trade and Competition Unit has written for Reaction about the opportunities Brexit has to offer. It is competition, a free people competing based on the quality of their ideas and their capacity for hard work, and not on cronyism or their ability to get a law or regulation ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz has written for CapX

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for CapX on John McDonnell's claim that the Venezuelan regime wasn't real socialism. When oil prices peaked in the early 1980s, and then entered a prolonged period of steady decline, the party came to an end. Venezuela was still a rich country, ... Continue reading

Rado Tylecote writes for The Telegraph

Rado Tylcote, Senior Research Analyst at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph on the hypocrisy of liberal remainers. In the Withdrawal Bill, liberals are taking a renewed interest in the capacity of Parliament, but simply to preserve the authoritarian system we have described. With amendments now moving to our own elected ... Continue reading