Lifestyle Economics

UK imposes some of the highest taxes in Europe on cigarettes and alcohol


In the Media

Christopher Snowdon quoted in the Daily Mail

Nanny State Index quoted in The Sun

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA, is quoted in The Sun, following the publication of the 2019 Nanny State Index.

The report shows that Brits pay some of the highest sin taxes on food, alcohol, and cigarettes anywhere in Europe.

Chris notes that the regulations brought in by the UK over the last two years, haven’t come from the EU but from the UK government’s own “highly paternalistic” approach.

Read the full piece here.

The 2019 Nanny State Index is available here.