Christopher Snowdon is quoted by The Sun

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has been quoted by The Sun in a post about the sugar levy on soft drinks. Christopher said; "The evidence so far suggests that the sugar tax has failed in every capacity. It's failed to bring in the revenues for the treasury, it's ... Continue reading
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Christopher Snowdon is quoted in The Sun

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has been quoted by The Sun in an article on the proposed sugar tax. Chris said; “In many cases, sugar reduction is not feasible, so the only option is shrinking the product.” Read the full article here. Further Reading: Killjoys: A Critique of Paternalism... Continue reading
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Chris Snowdon appears on BBC Radio 5

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, went on the Afternoon Edition with Nihal Arthanayake on BBC Radio 5, alongside Helen Barnard of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, to talk about poverty in the UK. Chris said; "There is a very serious cost of living crisis in this country for which the ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon is referenced by The Sun

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, was quoted in an article by The Sun about the positioning of junk food in supermarkets. Chris said; “People want to buy a variety of goods in a supermarket and popular items should be conveniently placed. It won’t be long before Mars Bars ... Continue reading
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The IEA responds to the Obesity Health Alliance call to ban food products

Responding to the Obesity Health Alliance's call to ban a range of food products from supermarket checkouts, aisles and entrances, Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs said: “This policy is already part of this Government's draconian obesity strategy. The Obesity Health Alliance is merely trying to drum up some ‘grass roots’ ... Continue reading
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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
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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