Tax and Fiscal Policy

Furlough was necessary but “market forces should be allowed to prevail”


Government and Institutions

Professor Philip Booth writes for Conservative Home

In the Media

Professor Syed Kamall quoted in the Daily Express

Julian Jessop quoted in The Sunday Times

A Sunday Times article has raised the issue of how the government should wean the private sector off government support schemes like furlough and Eat Out to Help Out.

IEA Economics Fellow Julian Jessop is quoted in the piece, saying: “There’s a race going on between the economic recovery picking up and the unwinding of the furlough scheme… The economy is winning; we are starting to see decent signs of a V-shaped recovery. They [the government] will have to hold their nerve.”

Read the article in full here.