Healthcare

Kate Andrews appears on BBC's The Big Questions

Kate Andrews appeared on BBC One’s the Big Questions to discuss the future of the NHS. The question discussed was whether the private sector helps the NHS. Kate debunked the idea that the only two options for healthcare systems are NHS or the US system. Contrary to claims it is the envy of the world, she ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon appears on Good Morning Britain

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss the prospect of banning junk food on public transport. In the interview Chris argues that this is literally the food police. This isn't really about bringing smelly hot food onto trains and buses, this is about ... Continue reading

IEA findings on the cost of obesity are cited in The Times

The IEA's findings on the cost of obesity on the public purse have been cited in The Times in an article which argues that the obesity dogma has done us no good. In the article the IEA's finding that obesity costs the state less than £2.5 billion a year is cited. While claims of a ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss the prospect of banning junk food on public transport. In the interview Chris argues that there are two different issues here. One is the smell of hot food on public transport and banning people from eating ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon comments in the Daily Mail

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Daily Mail on the news that the NHS is going to use shock tactics to scare parents into tackling childhood obesity. In the article Chris argues that this is intrusive nannying. Schools have sometimes wrongly warned parents of slim children ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon comments in The Telegraph

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Telegraph on the news that the NHS is going to use shock tactics to scare parents into tackling childhood obesity. In the article Chris argues that parents can recognise whether their children are overweight without intrusive nannying from their ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for The Telegraph

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph on what the Conservatives should pledge on health policy. In his article Kristian argues that in this General Election campaign, all parties will promise to spend more money on the NHS. And why not? Most of our ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for City AM

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM today on the state of the NHS. In his article Kristian argues that decisions over pay, working hours and working conditions should be decentralised and removed from politics altogether. Politicians would have fewer opportunities to virtue-signal, but ... Continue reading
"Our brilliant, hardworking brewers and publicans have not seen a real-terms pay rise in years. This is a disgrace. We all rely on their tireless work, their skill and their dedication for our after-work pint. Where would we be without them? This government has taken our brewers and publicans for granted for too long, so ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for The Independent

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Independent on the current state of the NHS and the need for reform. In his article Kristian argues that the NHS is the country's most overrated institution - it achieves nothing that dozens of other healthcare systems do ... Continue reading