Kate Andrews writes for City A.M.

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has written an article for City A.M. about the NHS winter crisis. If Britain’s tax burden is approaching the levels of its European counterparts, one would expect its services to be on an equal footing as well. But one glance at healthcare statistics, for example, ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon features in The Telegraph

Chris Snowdon, at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has featured in an article by The Telegraph about the bedside interventions for hospital patients. Chris said; “Brief interventions can be a useful tool but they are often a waste of time and can sour the doctor-patient relationship. The matter should be left to the discretion of ... Continue reading
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Kate Andrews appears on Question Time

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has appeared on BBC Question Time alongside Giles Watling MP, Shappi Khorsandi, Andy McDonald MP and Anne McElvoy. On the tax cuts benefiting higher income households: Kate said that while it is true that better-off households will certainly benefit, these were not the millionaires and billionaires ... Continue reading

Madeline Grant writes for The Times

Madeline Grant, Editorial Manager at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times on NHS funding. We could learn a lot from other countries. Australia offers free health cover for everyone but encourages citizens to top up these costs wherever possible. Most Australians are covered for all in-patient care and about three-quarters of ... Continue reading

IEA reacts to Theresa May's speech at Conservative Party Conference

Spokespeople from the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) respond to the Prime Minister's speech at Conservative Party Conference: On the speech, IEA Director General Mark Littlewood said: "The Prime Minster delivered a robust defence of the benefits of free enterprise, spelling out clearly that nationalisation of industry results in less efficient and more expensive delivery of ... Continue reading

IEA reacts to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's speech at Conservative Party Conference

Spokespeople from the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) respond to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's speech at Conservative Party Conference: On Philip Hammond's speech, IEA Director General Mark Littlewood said:  “The rhetoric of the Chancellor's speech was encouraging - with talk of lowering taxes to boost growth, and action to reduce the budget deficit further. But ... Continue reading
Healthcare
An interview by Sir Michael Rawlins, Chair of the UK medicines regulator the MHRA, sparked concerns that supplies of medicines to patients in the UK would be at risk if no withdrawal agreement is reached with the EU. Sir Michael highlighted the example of insulin, a vitally important drug for people with diabetes, which is ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood appears on the Jeremy Vine show

Mark Littlewood appears on the Jeremy Vine show discussing the link between austerity and life expectancy. Debating with Owen Jones, Mark argued that we need to look beyond the headline amounts spent. In trivial terms it follows that, if you spend more on healthcare, you will get more of it. Yet those at the top ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemetz appears on BBC Three Counties

Head of Health and Welfare, Dr Kristian Niemetz, appears on BBC Three Counties discussing the idea of placing a fee on GP appointments. Kristian argues that the proposition, which has been put forward in a Private Members Bill by Sir Christopher Chope, is a good idea, but, must be done properly. A moderate charge would ... Continue reading

IEA comments on the prospect of a no-deal scenario post-Brexit

Ahead of DExEU minister Dominic Raab's speech tomorrow on the Government's plans for a no-deal, Victoria Hewson, Senior Counsel at the Institute of Economic Affairs said: “The project fear stories we are faced with almost daily do not have to become reality. While a no-deal scenario is far from optimal, the UK has plenty of ... Continue reading