Len Shackleton appears on BBC Radio 4

Len Shackleton, Editorial Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 4 to discuss the minimum wage. In the interview Len argues that many of the beneficiaries of the minimum wage are people who obviously welcome it, but it's not actually crucial to them. Particularly for students who are working ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Mark Littlewood writes for Prospect magazine

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for Prospect Magazine on austerity. In his article Mark argues that those parliamentarians advising to roll back the austerity programme of the Cameron years are both wrong-headed and such a measure would be dangerous, as the underlying economic conditions that made getting Britain's ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon writes for CapX

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for CapX on alcohol-related deaths. In his article Chris argues that contrary to the claims of the health lobby, alcohol-related deaths have been declining in recent years. Furthermore he argues their assertion that the introduction of minimum alcohol pricing would dramatically ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss the gender pay gap. In the interview Mark argues that there are often all sorts of reasons that can explain a gender pay gap. A lot of it can be explained by the fact that women ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment

Jamie Whyte appears on The Jeremy Vine show

Jamie Whyte, Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on The Jeremy Vine show to discuss farming subsidies. In the interview Jamie discusses the New Zealand example where they scrapped farming subsidies and what effect that had. Subsidies actually ended up having quite perverse effects - because farmers were paid for the ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment

Jamie Whyte appears on The Today Programme

Jamie Whyte, Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme to discuss farming subsidies and whether or not they should be scrapped. In the interview Jamie makes the case that subsidies should be scrapped for agricultural production as they were in New Zealand because this did farmers ... Continue reading

Reaction to the publication of BBC pay

Commenting on the publication of the BBC's top stars' salaries, Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "The publication of the BBC's top stars' salaries is a welcome step towards creating transparency between public services and the taxpayers who fund them - particularly while the licence fee is compulsory. Furthermore, these ... Continue reading

Andrew Lilico appears on The Today Programme

Andrew Lilico, joint Chairman of the IEA's Shadow Monetary Policy Committee has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme to discuss bank rates and whether they should be raised. In the interview Andrew argues that rates have been at emergency levels for some years and in order to justify emergency rates there should be an ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Julian Jessop comments in the Financial Times

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Financial Times on the Brexit deal. In the article Julian argues that all the issues in a no-deal scenario are fixable, but if they're not fixed then they'd be potentially catastrophic. Read the full article here.... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times on the NHS following the release of the Commonwealth Fund last week. In his article Mark argues that too often, any criticism of the NHS is seen as an attack on universal health provision or even on healthcare itself. The ... Continue reading