Government and Institutions

Mark Littlewood appears on The Jeremy Vine show

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show to discuss the prospect of a 'no deal' scenario in the Brexit negotiations and what that might mean. In the interview Mark argues that the optimum outcome of negotiations would be a free trade deal with ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on the failures of the NHS and why radical reform is needed. In her article Kate argues that the UK's unwillingness to adopt the social insurance systems that dominate Europe is what separates it on the league charts - usually ... Continue reading

Diego Zuluaga writes for CapX

Diego Zuluaga, Financial Services Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for CapX on graduate debts. In his article Diego writes that the present system of student loans is unfair, regressive and inefficient. But interest rates are not at fault. They are, in fact, one of the tools through which the crisis ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon writes for The Telegraph

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph following the news that the NHS may deny smokers treatment. In his article Chris argues that if we set off down this path, there is no obvious end to it. There are thousands of avoidable risk factors for ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop comments on BBC News website

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted on the BBC News website on whether it's legal to tax old people more than young people. In the article Julian argues that it would be better to address the root problems facing young people like the housing market or student debts. ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Julian Jessop is quoted in the Daily Express

The IEA has been quoted in the Daily Express following the news that Hammond has been warned against raiding pensions tax relief to fund giveaways for young voters. In the article Julian Jessop argues that rich young traders in the City of London do not need a tax cut. If a young person has a ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop writes for The Telegraph

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Daily Telegraph today on Hammond's 'tax on age' plan. In the article Julian says that it would be technically possible to apply a lower tax rate on the incomes of younger people. It's not obvious that merely being 'young' is a ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for City AM

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for the City AM debate column today on whether the state should provide basic services like food, transport and housing. In the article Mark argues that the greatest point militating against this idea is the removal of choice over the most fundamental issues ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment

Julian Jessop comments in the Daily Mail

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Daily Mail today following the government's announcement on an energy price cap. In the article Julian argues that the introduction of such a cap risks consumers ending up paying more than they would otherwise have done. Given the cap is unlikely ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews appears on BBC Newsnight

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Newsnight to discuss social care policy and how we pay for it moving forward. In the interview Kate argues that people shouldn't have to choose between accessing social care and whether or not they can pass on their home to their ... Continue reading