IEA research is featured in the Sun

IEA research has featured in the Sun following claims that overweight people should be shamed like smokers with pictures of obese backsides on food labels to act as a deterrent. A 2017 report by the Institute of Economic Affairs estimated the net cost of being overweight and obese to the government in 2016 was £2.47billion. Read ... 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

Mark Littlewood comments in The Times

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Times on the story that illegal tobacco tainted by asbestos and rats. In the article Mark argues that the increase in sales of illegal tobacco is no surprise. When there is just one standardised format, packets become much easier to replicate, ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon writes for The Telegraph

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph following the release of the 2017 Nanny State Index. In his article Chris references the index's findings that the UK is the second most draconian nation in the EU. He goes on to suggest 5 steps we should take ... Continue reading
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Chris Snowdon writes for The Times Red Box

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times Red Box following the release of the 2017 Nanny State Index which found the UK to be the second worst nanny state in Europe. In his article Chris argues that the prospects for lifestyle freedom look bleak. A ... Continue reading

The 2017 Nanny State Index features in The Independent

The results of the 2017 Nanny State Index, compiled by the European Policy Centre, have featured in The Independent following its release. The article quotes the Index's findings that in Britain we have the highest taxes on cigarettes, having just raised the tax on a packet by 35p, and the highest taxes on wine in Europe, ... Continue reading