Trade, Development, and Immigration

Kate Andrews appears on the Daily Politics Show

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on the Daily Politics to discuss President Trump's upcoming visit to the United Kingdom. In the interview Kate argues that while Trump's travel ban has been hugely problematic and is deeply illiberal, this is an issue that is already being dealt with in ... Continue reading

IEA appoints new Director of Research & a new Chief Economist

The Institute of Economic Affairs, the UK’s leading free-market think tank, today announces the appointment of a new Director of Research as well as a new Chief Economist. The IEA seeks to promote the role of markets in solving economic and social problems, aiming to change the climate of opinion over the long term. In ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM today on how the unreformed NHS is crumbling around the Prime Minister. In her article Kate that the PM's problem is that Britain's healthcare structure has been deteriorating for a long time, and now the pillars are starting to fall around ... Continue reading
Education

Mark Littlewood appears on BBC Question Time

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs appeared on BBC Question Time last night alongside David Mundell MP, John Swinney MSP, Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti and author Val McDermid. You can watch the full programme here. On whether Scotland should hold a second independence referendum following the Brexit vote:  "The 2014 ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon comments in City AM

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in City AM on the report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that inflation could push the cost of living up and put millions of families on the brink of poverty. In the article Chris argues that while this report rightly points ... Continue reading
Markets and Morality

Chris Snowdon appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report which uses the Minimum Income Standard to claim that millions of people are on the brink of falling into poverty. In the interview Chris argues that inflation is still quite ... Continue reading

IEA responds to Joseph Rowntree Foundation report on poverty

Commenting on the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's report on poverty Chris Snowdon of the Institute of Economic Affairs said: “While this report rightly points to the problem of high living costs in this country, measuring standards of living on how frequently you are able to replace your wardrobe or afford optional items such as a barbecue ... Continue reading
Monetary Policy

Philip Booth writes for City AM

Philip Booth, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM today on group think at the Bank of England and its failings. In his article Philip argues that despite the financial crash, the Bank of England seems to have become more self-confident in their forecasts. It is increasingly ditching ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

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 release of his IEA report calling for a flat rate of tax on alcohol to introduced. In the article Chris argues that in the current system the government taxes drinks, not alcohol. The best approach would ... Continue reading

IEA releases briefing on alcohol taxation

The UK's system of alcohol duty is both excessive and irrational. Duty collected on alcohol exceeds the costs incurred to public services caused by alcohol-related crime and health problems by 130% - or £6.1 billion annually - and yet some strong ciders are under-taxed. The rate of tax on units of alcohol ranges from 7p ... Continue reading