Lifestyle Economics

Chris Snowdon comments in City AM

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in City AM following calls for mandatory labelling of alcohol. In the article Chris argues that mandatory labelling could be helpful, as long as it's strictly factual. But the new drinking guidelines have no scientific credibility and companies should not ... Continue reading

IEA reacts to call for mandatory health warnings on alcohol

Commenting on the Royal Society for Public Health's call for mandatory health warnings on alcohol, Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs said: "Mandatory labelling could help to inform consumers if it is strictly factual. Calorie counts, for example, should be carefully considered after Brexit. But the new drinking guidelines ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics
Coca-Cola’s decision to shrink its bottles and raise its prices has raised eyebrows, but the economics of it are straightforward. In 2016, George Osborne announced the sugar levy of 24p a litre for drinks that contain more than 8 grams of added sugar per 100ml. At the time, Osborne disingenuously claimed that this was a tax ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon comments in The Times

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Times today on the news that a hospital has banned staff from eating sugary snacks. In the article Chris argues that the manager of this hospital has a very low opinion of her staff if she thinks they need ... Continue reading

Nerissa Chesterfield appears on BBC One o'clock News

Nerissa Chesterfield, Communications Officer at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC One o'clock news to discuss Public Health England's new snacking guidelines for children. In the interview Nerissa argues that parents may find this advice insulting to their own intelligence as it's common sense that if children have too many snacks a ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon comments in The Daily Mirror

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Daily Mirror on Public Health England’s new guidelines on snacking. In the article Chris makes the point that no one would argue against healthy snacks but these arbitrary limits are an insult to people's intelligence. Read the full article ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon comments in The Sun

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Sun on Public Health England's new guidelines on snacking. In the article Christopher argues that telling parents what they can and can't allow their children to snack on is just another addition to the long list of unnecessary interferences ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

Christopher Snowdon comments in The Independent

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Independent following the advice from Public Health England that daily calorie consumption should be reduced. In the article Chris argues that these guidelines are not based on evidence and are essentially a lie designed to manipulate people into eating less. ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon comments in The Daily Mail

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Daily Mail following the advice from Public Health England that daily calorie consumption should be reduced. In the article Christopher argues that these latest guidelines are not based on evidence and are essentially a lie designed to manipulate people ... Continue reading