Government and Institutions

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Mark Littlewood, IEA Director General, has written for The Times on Liz Truss's call for the formation of a new economic alliance between liberal nations to advance capitalism across the world. Mark argued that Truss's idea is indeed interesting, but must be executed with three considerations in mind. "First, the new body must be configured ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Mark Littlewood quoted in The Times

Critics of plans to privatise Channel 4 have warned that a change in the channel's remit to produce programming could hit the UK TV production industry. In a report commissioned by Channel 4 last year, it was estimated that allowing the channel to create its own shows as a private company could lead to a ... Continue reading
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IEA speaker referenced in the Daily Mail

Simon Clarke MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, spoke to the IEA this week about why the size of the civil service should be reduced and the discussed the need for government departments to adjust their spending to high inflation. Simon claimed that there is a "quiet revolution" taking place in the Treasury that is ... Continue reading
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IEA speaker quoted in The Telegraph

Simon Clarke MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, spoke at the IEA about the need to reduce the size of civil service and asserted that public spending has reached its "high water-mark". Simon argued that the number of civil servants is “impossible to justify long-term and something we’re determined to reverse”. Read the full article ... Continue reading
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IEA speaker quoted in The Times

Simon Clarke MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, told spectators at an IEA event that, while the Coronavirus pandemic marked an 'era of exceptionalism', uncosted public spending will not continue in the long-term. Clarke asserted that, “It cannot be the case — will not be the case — that further requests for unfunded spending are ... Continue reading
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Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home

Emily Carver, Head of Media at the IEA, has penned an article for Conservative Home on the need for Boris Johnson to demonstrate his long-term plan in the build up to the next general election. Emily argues that the Prime Minister must not allow his administration to be defined by crisis management, and should focus ... Continue reading
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Christopher Snowdon appears on LBC

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon appeared on LBC's Cross Question presented by Iain Dale. Chris appeared alongside journalist Rachel Cunliffe, Conservative MP Andrew Bowie, and Labour MP Chris Bryant to discuss Keir Starmer's speech to Labour Party conference, a £15 minimum wage, and violence against women in the wake the killing of Sarah ... Continue reading
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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
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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
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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