Government and Institutions

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

Annabel Denham, Director of Communications at the IEA, argued that the pandemic has demonstrated that big state intervention is a recipe for disaster, with the government failing to deliver a series of costly projects highlighted by a recent Public Accounts Committee report. In an op-ed for The Spectator, Annabel said: "Far from vindicating the socialists, ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Christopher Snowdon writes for City AM

In an opinion column for City AM, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon, discussed how policy making in Britain is trapped by 'status-quo bias', which Christopher described as "a form of small-c conservatism in which people have a preference for what they have become accustomed to even when it is clearly suboptimal from their ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

In an op-ed for The Spectator, IEA Director of Communications, Annabel Denham, argued opinion polls are not the most accurate ways of understanding an individual's desires or intentions and can often be wildly inaccurate. Instead, peoples behaviour is a key indicator of a person's priorities. Annabel argued that government policy has recently been heavily guided ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Emma Revell writes for City AM

In a debate column for City AM, IEA Head of Public Affairs, Emma Revell, argued that individuals should not have to provide social media companies with ID when setting-up an account. Under new proposals to prevent online abuse, the government has suggested ID verification for users. Emma argued "the desire to identify and hold to ... Continue reading

Victoria Hewson quoted in the Daily Express

The Labour Party have called for more more public contracts to be awarded to British businesses in an attempt to win back voters in red wall seats. Under the plans, a Labour government would ask public bodies to give more contracts to British firms. Responding to the news in the Daily Express, IEA Head of ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Live with Littlewood covered in the Daily Express

In the latest episode of Live with Littlewood, Rebecca Ryan, Defund the BBC Campaign Director, spoke about the need to scrap the BBC licence fee with IEA Director General Mark Littlewood. She said the government has been "tone deaf" on the licence fee issue, saying that the growing anti-BBC license fee movement was winning on the ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Annabel Denham quoted in the Daily Express

The Daily Express has reported IEA Director of Communications Annabel Denham's appearance on Talk Radio where she slammed the BBC licence fee as "not fit for purpose", calling on the TV tax to be scrapped. Read the full write up of Annabel's appearance on Talk Radio here.... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Annabel Denham writes for The Telegraph

In an op-ed for The Telegraph, IEA Director of Communications Annabel Denham wrote about the growing threats to freedom and liberty from health chiefs, the woke BBC agenda and other nanny state advocates. Annabel focuses on censorship in advertising, warning that bans on 'junk food' ads represents a real threat to freedom of speech, expressing ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Prof. Philip Booth quoted in the Daily Express

According to a poll of Sunday Express readers, 98 per cent want a vote on the BBC licence fee after a difficult year for the corporation.  Commenting on the news in the Express, IEA Senior Academic Fellow Professor Philip Booth argued the Beeb needs to change radically. Philip said: "The licence fee is an anachronism, ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Julian Jessop quoted in The Telegraph

The Bank of England is reforming its corporate bond purchase scheme to make it more environmentally friendly and align with government targets to reach net-zero by 2050. IEA Economics Fellow Julian Jessop commented on the story in The Telegraph, Saying "I don’t think this is something that the central bank should be getting into. It ... Continue reading