IEA report discussed in the North East Post

In his new report on the cost of public sector pensions, Neil Record, Chairman of the IEA, points out that the goverment has been operating two separate "books of accounts", causing confusing over the cost of public sector pensions. As reported by the North East Post, Neil argues that such conduct by the government encourages ... Continue reading

IEA report referenced in I News

A new report on public sector pensions, authored by IEA Chairman Neil Record, has been referenced in I News by Mark Wallace. Wallace notes that Neil's latest report provides a revealing insight into the Treasury's "skewed" calculations when it comes to funding pensions in the public sector. Read the full article here.... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Julian Jessop quoted by the Credit Protection Association

Julian Jessop, Economics Fellow at the IEA, commented on the impact of higher public spending on tax revenues in the build up to Boris Johnson's goal of achieving net zero by 2050. Julian argued that while losses in tax revenues from fossil fuels will be noticeable,  it should not inform government policy on climate change. ... Continue reading

IEA referenced by The Times

The IEA and TaxPayers' Alliance's joint ThinkTent event, at this year's Conservative Party Conference, has been referenced by The Times in their predictions as to what we can expect from the Autumn budget. The Times quoted Chancellor Rishi Sunak's appearence at ThinkTent, when he put forward his justification for recent tax increases and pledged to ... Continue reading

Neil Record quoted by The Times

Neil Record, Chairman of the IEA, was quoted by The Times commenting on the growing cost of public sector pensions, an expense which now amounts to £2.4 billion. Record claimed that "There is this cotton wool wrapped around public sector employees". Read the full article here.    ... Continue reading
In the Telegraph, Mark Littlewood, Director General of the IEA, has set out his policy recommendations to transform Boris Johnson's public perception. Mark argues that by forging a clear free market agenda and becoming "serious about discipline on state spending", Johnson may be seen to have a "clear sense of direction for the country", instead ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new £500 million plan for jobs at Conservative Party Conference. At a Think Tent event hosted by the IEA and TaxPayers' Alliance, he was  pressed by IEA Director General Mark Littlewood on his record on tax rises, borrowing and the expansive government agenda he is overseeing. IEA Director ... Continue reading
Ahead of the Spending Review, Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave ministers a financial reality check at packed fringe event hosted by Institute of Economic Affairs Director General Mark Littlewood and the TaxPayers' Alliance Chief Executive John O'Connell at Conservative Party Conference. Key Quotes: When asked how much Net Zero will cost, Sunak said: “You can’t put a figure on ... Continue reading

Think Tent event features in The Telegraph

At an in conversation event between IEA Director General Mark Littlewood and MP Steve Baker at Conservative Party Conference, Steve Baker told attendees "If we are going to be prosperous and free, we cannot do that by advancing socialism … let’s do capitalism, not socialism." The Think Tent event was featured in a Telegraph article. ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

IEA Director General Mark Littlewood has penned his bi-weekly article for The Times on what to look out for at Conservative Party Conference. Mark argued that the government lacks a coherent economic agenda and instead relies on slogans and soundbites. He suggested keeping an eye on cabinet members Michael Gove, Rishi Sunak and Lord Frost ... Continue reading