Kristian Niemietz writes for City AM

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM today on the state of the NHS. In his article Kristian argues that decisions over pay, working hours and working conditions should be decentralised and removed from politics altogether. Politicians would have fewer opportunities to virtue-signal, but ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has co-written a Times Thunderer following the release of the IEA and TPA's joint 10 point policy proposals for a Conservative manifesto. In the article Mark writes that now is the time to seize the opportunity to build the free-trading, global Britain that the Prime ... Continue reading

IEA release 10 policy proposals for a Conservative manifesto

The Prime Minister's call for a snap general election last week has provided all parties with an opportunity to review and upgrade their manifesto pledges. And, in less than 50 days a government - one most likely with a strong mandate - will be formed, tasked with the responsibility of ensuring our economy is fit ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes in City AM

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for the City AM debate column answering the question: Will 2017 be remembered as the year of the Establishment fightback? In his article Mark argues that if 2016 was a year for insurgency, 2017 will no doubt be the year the Establishment strikes ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop and Kate Andrews write for CapX

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs and Kate Andrews our News Editor, have answered questions for CapX on their policy ideas for a manifesto. Among their suggestions, Julian calls for the government to commit to an industrial strategy that works with the market and not against it; we should leave the ... Continue reading

Diego Zuluaga writes for City AM

Diego Zuluaga, Financial Services Research Fellow has written for City AM on the situation with RBS and what should be done to limit further loss for taxpayers. In his article Diego argues that the rescue of RBS must not be evaluated on the basis of whether it got value for money for the taxpayer. In ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment

Julian Jessop comments in The Telegraph

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Telegraph Business on the news that the Conservative Party may introduce a price cap on household energy bills. In the article Julian argues that for the Government to arbitrarily decide that energy bills are too high and set an explicit cap ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times Business

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times Business on how politicians must accept the reality of the status quo, following Jeremy Corbyn's comments about our "rigged system" last week. In his article Mark argues that the system is rigged, but not quite in the way Mr Corbyn ... Continue reading

IEA reacts to Conservative party plans to place a cap on household energy bills

Commenting on the Conservative Party's plan to cap household energy bills, Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "Introducing a cap on household energy prices would be a clumsy and counterproductive government intervention that could have an adverse effect on the energy market. A cap would likely backfire with companies finding ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for The Sunday Telegraph

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Sunday Telegraph on President Trump and his critics. In her article Kate makes the case that it is worrying that Trump-hysteria over his actions with regard to foreign policy and immigration creates an ineffectual climate in which to challenge the administration's ... Continue reading