Lifestyle Economics

Christopher Snowdon appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Christopher Snowdon has appeared on  on BBC Radio 5 Live with Anna Foster, along with Kawther Hashem from Action on Sugar, to discuss proposed sanctions on milkshakes with an especially high sugar content. Chris said;"I think a lot of people don't realize how many calories are in drinks. I'm totally in favour of information, I ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon appears on BBC 2

Christopher Snowdon has appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire Show on BBC 2, along with Kawther Hashem from Action on Sugar, to discuss proposed sanctions on milkshakes with an especially high sugar content. Chris said; "In the Spring Public Health England are going to be publishing a whole range of guidelines which are not mandatory but ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

Christopher Snowdon features in The Mirror

Christopher Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics at the Institute for Economic Affairs, has featured in Caitlin Moran’s Celebrity Watch in the Times on the prospect of a tax on meat. Chris called it a nanny state idea, employing the same combination of junk science and dodgy economics that led to the sugar tax. Read the ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon features in The Times

Christopher Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics at the Institute for Economic Affairs, has featured in Caitlin Moran's Celebrity Watch in the Times on the prospect of a tax on meat. Christopher said that taxing food is “the next battleground for the nanny state”. Read the full article here. Further Reading: IEA reaction to the proposed meat ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon is quoted by The Express

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics for the Institute of Economics Affairs, has been quoted in an article about the proposed meat tax. Chris said; "They're now teaming up with the vegetarians and eco-warriors to make a meat more expensive. Fizzy drinks today, sausages tomorrow. It's high time the government recognised these people for the ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon features in The Sun

Christopher Snowdon features in The Sun, in an article on the proposed meat tax. “Politicians would be suicidal to raise the cost of living again with a meat tax. An unholy alliance of ‘public health’ campaigners, environmentalists and vegetarians will be working night and day to make this happen. Taxing food is the next battleground ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Spectator

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has written an article for The Spectator about the proposed meat tax. Once you accept that the modern ‘public health’ movement is just the latest incarnation of the puritanism that waxes and wanes throughout history, it is easy to predict its next target. ... Continue reading

The IEA reacts to the proposed 'sin tax' on red meat

Responding to the suggestion that a 'sin tax' should be levied on red and processed meat, Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs said: “This is the same combination of junk science and dodgy economics that led to the sugar tax. An unholy alliance of ‘public health' campaigners, environmentalists and ... Continue reading
You would hope that politicians – current or prospective – would rank improving the lives of their fellow citizens as one of their top priorities. Their approaches and methods would probably be different, with some viewing individual liberty as paramount and others willing to sacrifice certain freedoms for better health outcomes. Both of these groups ... Continue reading
Healthcare

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