Julian Jessop comments in The Telegraph

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Telegraph following the Conservative's u-turn on their social care plans. In the article Julian argues that one advantage of not costing a policy and leaving the details to a consultation is that you have plenty of wiggle room on how any ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes in The Times Business

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times Business today on the choice voters are faced with in this General Election. In his article Mark argues that political parties need to make a single, over-arching proposition with substantial and widespread appeal. Making a success of Brexit requires an ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood comments in The Telegraph Business

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Telegraph Business today on the Conservative's pushing back their deadline to eliminate the deficit. In the article Mark argues that failing to tackle the deficit fully will risk the Conservative Party's ambition to ensure sound public finances, built on fiscal credibility. ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy
President Donald Trump wants to slash America’s corporate income tax rate, as part of the most ambitious tax reform package since Ronald Reagan’s in 1986. But with little bipartisan support and a Republican party divided over whether to introduce a so-called “border-adjustment tax”, many conservatives are now looking to Britain for inspiration on how a ... Continue reading

Jamie Whyte appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Jamie Whyte, Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss the Conservative party's plans on how to fund social care. In the interview Jamie argues that wealthy pensioners have had it too good. Moving away from a system where quite often wealthy pensioners receive a transfer ... Continue reading

Reaction to Conservative Party manifesto

Commenting on the Conservative Party manifesto, Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: “This manifesto contains some sensible measures but also many policies that would increase the role of the state and make it harder for all to benefit from a free economy. It’s concerning that we may be seeing the ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Telegraph

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph following the unveiling of the Liberal Democrat Party's manifesto. In his article Mark argues that on tax and spending the party has followed a predictable and rather disappointing path. The Lib Dems' manifesto does add up in the narrow arithmetic ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood is quoted on the BBC News website

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented on the BBC News Website following the launch of the Liberal Democrat Party's manifesto. In the article Mark argues that the Lib Dems would increase current spending by £30bn, nearly £20bn less than the Labour Party. What's more, rather than pay for all ... Continue reading

Reaction to the Liberal Democrat Party's manifesto

Commenting on the Liberal Democrat Party's manifesto, Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: “The Liberal Democrats’ manifesto is full of spending and tax commitments which could well have a perverse effect on the UK economy. “On the plus side, the sums involved are more realistic than we have seen from other parties so far. ... Continue reading