Emma Revell writes for City A.M.

Emma Revell, Head of Communications at the Institute of Economic Affairs, responded to the debate question in today's City A.M. Emma took the "No" side of the debate, "Does Labour’s pledge to cut rail fares make sense from a social mobility perspective?" and argued that it is "bad public policy and bad politics to burden ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in the Daily Mail (Scotland)

"Minimum pricing was supposed to bring an immediate reduction in alcohol-related mortality. Instead, drinks have had to spend millions more to buy the same amount" says Head of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon. Quoted in the Daily Mail (Scotland), Christopher points out that with deaths due to alcohol on the rise in Soctland, the evidence so ... Continue reading
Commenting on new evidence from the Office for National Statistics showing that the number of alcohol-related deaths fell in England by 145, fell in Wales by 13 and rose in Scotland by 16, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs Christopher Snowdon said: “It’s welcome news that there were 158 fewer deaths ... Continue reading

Emma Revell writes for 1828

Writing for 1828, Head of Communications Emma Revell argues that Labour's plans to further subsidise rail fares will make it cheaper for City workers to commute into London at the expense of the majority who only every drive or catch the bus to work. This, Emma says is "likely to exacerbate economic and regional inequality" ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop quoted in The Telegraph

Labour's pledge to cut rail fares by a third, is a “cheap gimmick” with “no economic logic” argues Economics Fellow Julian Jessop. Quoted in The Telegraph, Julian said: “It’s bad for both income inequality and regional inequality because most people who use rail regularly are relatively well off commuters and most of them live in ... Continue reading

Prof Len Shackleton quoted in the Daily Express

The Labour Party's election pledge to cut season ticket fares by a third is an “ill-thought out” proposal, which would shift the financial burden away from wealthier commuters to those less well off, argues  Editorial and Research Fellow Professor Len Shackleton. Quoted in the Daily Express, Len said:  "Labour’s new pledge to cut rail fares ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Mark Littlewood appears on BBC News

Britain is set to leave the European Union on January 31, but further Brexit talks are being put on hold due to the upcoming general election on December 12. But speaking on BBC News, Director General  Mark Littlewood predicted a deal will be struck just before next year’s deadline. When asked by the host when ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Interest from American companies in removing barriers to buying and selling across the Atlantic "should be seen as an opportunity, not a threat" to the NHS, says Mark Littlewood, Director-General of the Institute of Economic Affairs. Writing his fortnightly column in The Times, Mark highlights the benefits of buying NHS drugs and general equipment from ... Continue reading
Commenting on the Labour Party's pledge to cut rail fares by a third if elected, Editorial and Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs Professor Len Shackleton said: "Labour’s new pledge to cut rail fares by a third as part of their nationalisation scheme would shift the financial burden from richer commuters to poorer ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

IEA quoted in The Telegraph

New state aid rules, announced by the Conservative Party, which will form part of the UK's post-Brexit economic rules if the party wins the general election amount to “support for cronyism” according to a quote from IEA spokespeople. The Institute of Economic Affairs' response is referenced in an opinion piece by George Peretz and published ... Continue reading