Victoria Hewson and Julian Jessop quoted in The Guardian

Commenting on the Conservative's "buy British" and state aid proposals announcements, the IEA's Victoria Hewson and Julian Jessop were quoted in The Guardian. On state aid, Victoria argued: "Calls to expand state aid translate to veiled support for cronyism. Interventionist and protectionist policies always end up disadvantaging smaller businesses in favour of a few giants." ... Continue reading

IEA quoted by BBC News

Responding to the Conservative Party's plans to introduce a new state aid regime, the IEA were quoted on the BBC News homepage. The IEA argued that the greater use of state aid to help firms in trouble would "translate to veiled support for cronyism." Read the full article here.... Continue reading

IEA spokespeople respond to the Conservative Party's 'Brexit roadmap'

Commenting on the Conservative Party’s pledge to introduce a new state aid regime, Head of Regulatory Affairs at the Institute of Economic Affairs Victoria Hewson said: “For all the lip service the Conservatives pay to free markets and free enterprise, today’s announcements about state aid call into question their basic understanding of how these systems ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City A.M.

The Conservative Party has stuck to "tried and tested" policies in the election campaign but risk winning a majority without having a long-term plan for governing, says Kate Andrews, IEA Associate Director. Writing her weekly column in City A.M., Kate argues that ducking key issues - social care, housing, and the increasing tax burden - ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Mark Littlewood appears on Channel 4 News

Mark Littlewood, Director-General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, appeared on Channel 4 News, debating TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady over Boris Johnson's Brexit deal. Mark said Brexit should be an opportunity for Britain to consider existing EU regulations and decide if they are fit for purpose. He pointed to some financial services regulations which, ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for the New York Post

MPs who are attempting to block or delay Brexit are threatening both "the public’s faith in democracy [and] the big opportunities created by Brexit" says  Kate Andrews, Associate Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs. Writing in the New York Post, Kate outlines the enormous trade benefits that could follow Brexit - tapping in to ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood quoted in City A.M.

The Queen's Speech, set out yesterday in Parliament, had "too much emphasis on the role of the state, and not enough of the role of free markets”, says IEA Director General Mark Littlewood. Quoted in City A.M., Mark also criticised proposals for a new points-based immigration system which would allocate migrants additional points for moving ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Mark Littlewood speaks to Fox Business

Mark Littlewood, IEA Director General, joined Fox Business to update the US tv channel on the latest Brexit developments and what they might mean for the future of the US-UK relationship. "Things seem to change all the time and the clock is ticking down to October 31st", Mark told Fox Business, warning that the Irish ... Continue reading

IEA responds to the Queen's Speech

Commenting on the Queen’s Speech, Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "The Government’s commitment to preserve free trade with the European Union and expand free trade with the rest of the world remain a welcome pledge, as emphasised throughout Conservative Party Conference and again in the Queen’s Speech today. "But the ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Mark Littlewood writes for The Detroit News

Mark Littlewood, Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs, has written an op-ed for The Detroit News, explaining the current political situation with regards Brexit for a US audience and setting out his hopes for a strengthened US-UK relationship in future. Writing for the US daily newspaper, Mark argues that although the world may ... Continue reading