Labour Market

Ryan Bourne appears on BBC Two

Ryan Bourne, Head of Public Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Two’s programme ‘Britian’s Hardest Workers: Inside the Low Wage Economy‘ to discuss the future of UK manufacturing. In the interview Ryan argues that there seems to be a kind of fetish for British manufacturing. It’s not in our economic … Continue reading “High end services are the future for the UK economy”
Lifestyle Economics

New IEA research features in Economia

A new IEA report that says excise tax on e-cigarettes and other healthier alternatives to smoking should be zero has featured in Economia. The article quotes the research which argues that if the goal is to improve public health or consumer welfare it makes no sense to tax alternatives at the same rate of cigarettes. … Continue reading “Tax on e-cigarettes should be abolished”
Media Coverage

Mark Littlewood comments in CityAM

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in CityAM today on the news that the prime minster has been warned cutting migration could push the UK into recession. In the article Mark argues that setting an arbitrary target that will limit the number of skilled, entrepreneurial and hard-working migrants coming … Continue reading “Arbitrary migration cap could adversely affect economic growth”
Lifestyle Economics

New IEA research features in CityAM

New IEA research that analyses what the appropriate level of ‘sin taxes’ to impose on e-cigarettes is, has featured in CityAM. In the article author Carl V Phillips argues that economic analysis makes the right level of taxation for e-cigarettes very clear – it should be zero. Increasing the purchase price will discourage non-users from … Continue reading “Basic economics tells us e-cigarettes shouldn’t be discouraged”
Government and Institutions

Mark Littlewood has appeared on BBC Radio 4 WATO

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s World at One programme commenting on the future of Tata Steel. In the interview, Mark argues that the government shouldn’t be bailing out Tata Steel, it shouldn’t be giving it special status whatsoever. It should be treated like any … Continue reading “It is not the government’s place to bail out failing industries”
Labour Market

Nerissa Chesterfield appears on The Victoria Derbyshire show

Nerissa Chesterfield, Communications Officer at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC’S Victoria Derbyshire show to discuss the IFS’s new report on the gender pay gap. In the interview Nerissa argues that women who take time off work and return doing fewer hours are not getting paid less per hour. It is common … Continue reading “Gender pay gap is not discrimination, it’s down to free choice”
Healthcare

IEA research features in The Daily Telegraph

The IEA has featured in a column in The Telegraph today which looks into how our NHS is struggling to survive in its current form and argues that it is now time for radical change. In the article IEA research is quoted that finds European survival rates for virtually all the main categories of cancer … Continue reading “The NHS is falling behind other healthcare systems”
Lifestyle Economics

New IEA research features in CityAM

A new IEA report that says excise taxes for e-cigarettes and other healthier alternatives should be set to zero, has featured in CityAM today. In the article IEA research is quoted that finds a lower tax on e-cigarettes would improve public health and consumer welfare. Public health campaigners are notoriously economically illiterate and most of … Continue reading “E-cigarette tax should be zero”
Labour Market

Mark Littlewood comments in The Guardian

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in The Guardian today on the new IFS report that looks at the gender pay gap. In the article Mark makes the point that this study has shown that employer discrimination is not to blame for the gender pay gap. As the … Continue reading “Employer discrimination not to blame for gender pay gap”
Media Coverage

Ryan Bourne writes for CityAM

Ryan Bourne, Head of Public Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for CityAM on how the Labour party should focus on economic growth. In his article Ryan argues that those who care about the poor should make economic growth front and centre of their offering to voters. It more dramatically impacts living … Continue reading “Corbyn’s labour should focus on growth above inequality”