Len Shackleton comments in City A.M.

Retailers, including Britain's familiar high street names, will be hit today by a triple-whammy of rises in business rates, pensions contributions, and the national living wage. Len Shackleton, Editorial and Research Fellow at the IEA said “While UK minimum wages may have thus far had little overall effect on employment, this cannot be guaranteed in ... Continue reading

IEA research features in The Times

Philip Aldrick, The Times' Economics Editor writes on Labour's plans to extend worker-ownership schemes, with a radical plan to force owners to give workers a 10 per cent stake in large companies. Aldrick references work from the IEA's Kristian Niemietz, noting that Nordic countries - from whom Labour claim to be taking inspiration - may ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for Quilette

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy at Institute of Economic Affairs has written for Quillette following the publication of his book on socialism. In his article Kristian makes the case that regardless of what socialists say they want to build, socialism can only mean a society run by large, hierarchical government bureaucracies. It can only ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Sunday Telegraph

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Sunday Telegraph on how the next Conservative leadership election is a chance to rediscover an agenda supportive of enterprise, free markets and a smaller state. In his article Mark argues that the next Tory leader should unambiguously embrace innovation and free ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on the EU's Copyright Directive passed in the European Parliament this week. In her articles Kate argues that the two most controversial points in the law – Article 11 and Article 13 – are almost certain to stifle digital activity, ... Continue reading
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Kristian Niemietz writes for CapX

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for CapX about Venezuela and how the crisis has exposed the conflict between socialism and individual liberty. Previous socialist experiments have gone through the same honeymoon period as Venezuela, during which they were widely and enthusiastically praised by Western intellectuals. It ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times making the case for decentralising our political system. A huge transfer of tax, spending and regulatory powers away from both Brussels and Westminster and to smaller, more flexible administrations at local level is a necessary condition for reducing the malaise ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood appears on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show to discuss tax avoidance and what should be done to clamp down on it. In the interview Mark argues that the reason why we have many useless jobs created is because the state has created ludicrously ... Continue reading

IEA report on tax havens features in City AM

The IEA's report All at Sea has been featured in City AM. Yet the Institute for Economic Affairs, a free-market think tank, warned last week that the implementation of measures to reveal who owns assets through overseas territories for tax purposes "undermines competition and tramples on rights to privacy". Read the full article here.... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

The IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss the launch of the consultation to bank 'junk food' advertisements. Chris argues that the term 'junk food' is being used to define healthy food products, and if foods are safe enough to be eaten, they are safe enough to ... Continue reading