Nerissa Chesterfield writes for City AM

Nerissa Chesterfield, Communications Officer at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM's debate column today on the whether firms should be compelled by government to pay the London Living Wage. In the column Nerissa argues that we do have a serious cost of living crisis in London, but the solution is not ... Continue reading

Stephanie Lis writes for Prospect Magazine

The IEA's Communications Director Stephanie Lis has taken part in Prospect Magazine's debate on the Uber ruling: necessary safeguard or draconian intervention? Taking the latter side, Stephanie notes that this is a great day for protectionism and vested interests and a depressing day to be a Londoner. This decision jeopardises the livelihoods of 40,000 drivers, ... Continue reading
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IEA reacts to TfL's decision not to renew Uber's license

Commenting on Transport for London's decision to not renew Uber's private hire operator licence, Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: “Transport for London’s decision to not renew Uber’s license strikes a huge blow to competition and innovation within London’s transport market. If this ruling is upheld, it will ruin flexible ... Continue reading
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The tables have turned. It used to be that Britain provided the blueprint for radical market-based reform, whilst France was Europe’s tax and regulatory basket case. In the early 1980s, the UK was pioneering free-market reforms that would later be copied the world over. Meanwhile, the Republic under champagne socialist François Mitterrand nationalised industries in ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for CityAM

News Editor Kate Andrews has taken part in the CityAM debate on public sector pay raises within the NHS. Taking the 'NO' side of the question: 'Should MP's give a blanket pay raise of 3.9 per cent to NHS workers?', Kate argues that national pay bargaining should be devolved to local regions, or directly to ... Continue reading
Yesterday’s ONS data continued to show the resilience of the UK labour market. The number in work in the May-July period covered by the latest data was a record 32.14 million, nearly 400,000 more than last year at the same time. The proportion of the working age population in employment, at 75.3%, represents the highest ... Continue reading

Diego Zuluaga writes for CapX

Diego Zuluaga, Financial Services Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for CapX on Macron's plans for France. In his article Diego argues that while the UK eschews the big questions of Brexit in favour of feeble disquisitions on the pay rise that public-sector workers "deserve", it is the French government that ... Continue reading

Jamie Whyte appears on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show

Jamie Whyte, Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show to discuss the lift on the public sector pay cap and unlawful strikes. During the interview Jamie argues that the problem with the reasoning of matching public sector pay with inflation is that it doesn't tell ... Continue reading
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Jamie Whyte appears on BBC Sunday Morning Live

Jamie Whyte, Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Sunday Morning Live to discuss executive pay. In the interview Jamie argues that the amount of money you get paid isn't dependent on how much money you need, it's dependent on a price for your labour and supply and demand. It's ... Continue reading