Trade, Development, and Immigration

Kate Andrews writes for City A.M

The crisis that is the treatment of vulnerable migrants is under-reported and under-recognised in society, says Kate Andrews in her weekly column for City A.M. Kate notes that while the recent homophobic attack on a London bus was rightly condemned across the political spectrum, the Home Office treated migrants "completely inappropriately", including forcing 1,300 migrants ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Shanker Singham writes for the Daily Telegraph

'Whatever the outcome of Brexit, the opportunities it presents for the UK farming industry should at least be explored', says Shanker Singham, Director of the IEA's International Trade and Competition Unit. Writing in the Daily Telegraph to mark the publication of his new report 'Fertile Ground', Shanker notes that productivity in the UK agricultural sector ... Continue reading
Research

Opportunities and challenges for UK agriculture

This paper examines the current state of UK agriculture and makes recommendations as to what the long term goals of a UK agricultural policy could be, after the UK leaves the EU, in a way that maximises the potential benefits of a genuinely independent agricultural policy, while minimising the disruptions caused by leaving the EU. ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration
YES - says Shanker Singham, Head of the International Trade and Competition Unit, Institute of Economic Affairs When the UK leaves the EU, we will have to reform our agriculture policy. Our new paper, Fertile Ground: Opportunities and challenges for UK agriculture, outlines how. The answer we propose is less tariff and less regulatory protectionism. ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

IEA report sets out proposals for agriculture, post-Brexit

The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) provides an opportunity to develop a more productive and less protectionist industry, says a new report from the Institute of Economic Affairs. Productivity in the UK agricultural industry has stagnated and UK farming productivity now ranks much lower than international competitors. Director of ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration
Last Monday, Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced that if it were up to him, he would scrap the government’s net migration target of 100,000. Javid does not think that such a measure would be unpopular with voters: “From speaking to people, they’re concerned with having control over immigration rather than crude numbers.” It is a ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Kristian Niemietz writes for CapX

We need to be open and honest about the nature of the public's immigration concerns, says Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy at the Institute of Economic Affairs, in a piece for CapX. Kristian notes that polling and focus groups show that concerns are predominantly cultural, not economic, and that the concerns are able specific ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Victoria Hewson speaks to The Sun

Victoria Hewson, Senior Counsel with the IEA's International Trade and Competition Unit, speaks to The Sun about the future of UK-US trade, as part of their "The Sun Explains" series. Victoria argues that the benefits of a free trade are multi-directional, UK exporters would gain access to the US market while UK consumers could enjoy ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Victoria Hewson speaks to Bloomberg

Victoria Hewson, Senior Counsel with the IEA's International Trade and Competition Unit, spoke to Bloomberg about the future of US-UK trade talks. Victoria argues that current US trade policy is arbitrary and unpredictable, and President Trump uses emergency powers in the realm of trade, which - when combined with Brexit uncertainty - means the future ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Nerissa Chesterfield comments in the Daily Mail

Nerissa Chesterfield, Head of Communications at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Daily Mail on the news that the UK government has given aid money to China to help them frack. In the article Nerissa argues that sharing expertise on how to make energy greener with other countries is desirable, but should ... Continue reading