IEA reacts to Government's announcement of funding boost for the NHS

Commenting on the Government's plan to increase NHS funding, Jamie Whyte, Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "The Conservatives are kicking an extremely expensive can down the road by refusing to couple increased healthcare spending with fundamental reform of the NHS. "Any injection of cash would give a short-term boost to the NHS, but ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on the NHS, its future and funding. As far as politicians in every party are concerned, the problems with healthcare have nothing to do with their refusal to upgrade and transform an outdated system (that no other country in the ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood comments in The Telegraph

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Telegraph on the Archbishop of Canterbury's calls to raise taxes to pay for the NHS. Increasing taxes to fund the NHS would not be courageous, but irresponsible. If they want to be brave, politicians must stand up to these ever-louder siren calls ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for Coffee House

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Spectator's Coffee House on ITV's Love Island's doctor contestant. Alex George is an A&E doctor in the National Health Service, who has taken eight weeks off to “look for love”. According to the Daily Mail, Alex was able to jet off ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews appears on the Coffee House podcast

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on the Coffee House podcast to discuss the NHS deficit. In the interview Kate argues that a cash injection may help in the short term but not the long term. The way the demographics are moving in the UK, there is always going ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood comments in The Telegraph

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Telegraph on Jeremy Hunt's call for increased taxation to fund the NHS. If the Government is serious about solving the problems the NHS faces, they should be looking at wholesale reform of the centralised system, not throwing arbitrary amounts of taxpayers' ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for The Spectator

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Spectator following calls for increased taxation to fund the NHS. Even if public spending on the NHS were to increase to the levels recommended today by the IFS or IPPR, it would still be the sick system of Europe, ranking in ... Continue reading

IEA responds to calls for increased taxation to fund the NHS

Commenting on calls for tax rises to pay for the NHS, Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: “How much more tax are the British public expected to pay to cover up for a fundamentally broken healthcare system? Even if public spending on the NHS were to increase to the levels recommended ... Continue reading

Dr Steve Davies appears on BBC Radio Kent

Dr Steve Davies, Head of Education at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio Kent to discuss how we should pay for social care. In the interview Steve argues that we are going to have to do something in this area because we've got an ageing population and we've got an enormous ... Continue reading