Christopher Snowdon quoted by the Mail Online

Responding to the news that the Government will enforce a 10pm closing time for pubs, bars and other hospitality, the IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics slammed the rules as seeming "to have emerged from a random policy generator." Chris added that the new closing time will be "devastating to a hospitality sector that was already ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in the Metro

The 10pm closing time for licensed premises announced by the Government "will be devastating to a hospitality sector that was already suffering after the first lockdown", says the IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon. Quoted by the Metro, Chris expressed his concern that the Government has not yet published the evidence upon which this ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted by the BBC

The latest government coronavirus restrictions, including a 10pm mandatory closing time for licensed premises, appear "to have emerged from a random policy generator", argued the IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon. Quoted by the BBC, Chris called on the government to publish the evidence upon which it was based. He added that, "while mandatory ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon responds to latest coronavirus measures

Commenting on the latest Coronavirus measures, including a 10pm mandatory closing time for licensed premises, Christopher Snowdon, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, said: "A 10pm closing time for all pubs, bars and other hospitality seems to have emerged from a random policy generator. "While mandatory table service has been part of the successful Swedish approach ... Continue reading
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Christopher Snowdon quoted in the Daily Telegraph

Christopher Snowdon, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, is referenced in the Daily Telegraph with regards to alcohol consumption in lockdown. As people in some quarters catastrophise about drinking during the pandemic, the piece notes analysis by Christopher which showed lockdown actually reduced alcohol consumption for almost everyone, except those who were already deemed heavy drinkers. ... Continue reading
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The National Institute for Healthcare Excellence wants all alcohol intake by expectant mothers to be recorded, regardless of whether they consent, but as the IEA's Director of Communications Annabel Denham argues  for the Spectator, this will likely lead to mission creep. Despite widespread condemnation, rather than abandon the idea, we’ll probably see more legislation, more ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Sunday Telegraph

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has floated the idea of imposing an draconian new curfew to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But as the IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon argues for The Sunday Telegraph, this policy would have a number of unintended consequences, including pushing 'revellers' to continue drinking at home with no ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted by The Telegraph

Public Health England's plans to introduce new guidelines to shrink the calorie content of most food, "is the death rattle of a profoundly useless organisation", argues the IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon. Quoted in The Telegraph, Chris added "were it not for its disastrous handling of Covid-19, Public Health England would be best remembered ... Continue reading
A new briefing paper from the Institute of Economic Affairs asks: How did these two multi-billion pound public health agencies fail so badly at the moment of greatest need?  – The World Health Organization and Public Health England officially prioritise infectious diseases. Yet both have spread themselves thinly over a “huge range of medical, political and social ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted by the Mail Online

Government plans to ban daytime TV adverts for 'junk food', including sausage rolls, Marmite and ketchup, are 'ridiculously excessive', says the IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon. Quoted by the Daily Mail, Chris  argued that it will be a 'real hinderance to companies large and small'.  He added: 'The economy is on its knees, commercial ... Continue reading