Tax and Fiscal Policy

Mark Littlewood on GB News

In his first appearance on GB News, IEA Director General Mark Littlewood spoke about Britain's economic recovery from Covid, arguing that instead of a 'bounce back', the recovery resembled "more of a crawl back" as many  companies are being kept alive by state support. On inflation, Mark  warned "we've been printing money like there's no ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Annabel Denham appears on Sky News The View

IEA Director of Communications Annabel Denham appeared on Sky News The View to discuss the days headlines. Annabel argued that people are worried about the scale of  government borrowing and the risk of inflation. On the government's Covid strategy, Annabel said it would be a "fools errand" to aim for zero Covid cases, adding that ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy
The G7 agreement on new principles for taxing multinationals is not the ‘breakthrough’ that many are claiming. It probably will not make a lot of difference to the tax most companies pay either. Mind you, given the damage that could be done, I do not think that is necessarily a bad thing! To recap, G7 finance ... Continue reading
Society and Culture

Prof. Philip Booth writes for the New Statesman

In a debate column for the New Statesman, IEA Senior Academic Fellow Prof. Philip Booth argued there is no justification for a TV licence fee in the 21st century. Philip argued: "The case for a particular broadcaster, owned by the state, to be funded almost entirely by a levy on people who own a television ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

In his bi-weekly column for The Times, IEA Director General Mark Littlewood argued that the UK is right to oppose President Biden's minimum global corporation tax plan at the G7. Mark argued "the crucial reason to block the Biden proposals is to prevent the G7 acting as a cartel. In the same way that we ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop quoted in The Telegraph

The ONS Public Sector Borrowing figures showed borrowing was lower than expected, leading to calls for the Chancellor to abandon tax hikes. Commenting on the story in The Telegraph, IEA Economics Fellow Julian Jessop said: "Treasury officials can stop casting around for more ways to increase the tax burden and should actually be looking for ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop quoted in The Telegraph

The Biden Administration has been negotiating with world leaders to implement a global tax regime aimed at imposing a minimum threshold in corporation tax amongst the worlds largest economies. The UK Treasury is reportedly holding out against an agreement. Commenting on the story in The Telegraph, IEA Economics Fellow Julian Jessop argued taxing firms by ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Mark Littlewood quoted in City AM

The Labour Party are urging Chancellor Rishi Sunak to sign-up to President Biden's plan to impose a global tax regime which will see the worlds largest economics implement a 21 per cent minimum tax on global business. IEA Director General Mark Littlewood said the new tax regime would be "little different" than an illegal cartel. ... Continue reading

Prof. Philip Booth quoted in The Telegraph

A report published by think tank Bright Blue has called for a new annual proportional property tax (APPT) to replace stamp duty. Commenting on the policy proposal in The Telegraph, IEA Senior Academic Fellow Prof. Philip Booth argued there was positives and shortcomings to the policy. Philip said: "Requiring owners and not tenants to pay ... Continue reading

Annabel Denham writes for Reaction

IEA Director of Communications Annabel Denham has written an article for Reaction on President Biden's record so far in the White House. Although Annabel welcomes a period of calm and stability after the Trump Administration, she warned that his economic policies are likely to lead to another tumultuous period in US history further down the ... Continue reading