Tax and Fiscal Policy

Less state interference will reboot the economy

Julian Jessop writes for City AM

To time with the launch of the new IEA/Civitas briefing paper, “Rebooting Britain,” co-author and IEA Economics Fellow Julian Jessop has written an op-ed for City AM.

According to Julian, though many have argued the crisis has demonstrated the need for permanent increases in government intervention and in public spending, this would be the wrong conclusion.

He writes, “the state has had to step in to protect businesses and jobs while the economy has been shut down. But with the public health emergency now easing, the government should move aside and let markets work properly again.”

Read the article in full here, the report here, and tune into our Definite Article live stream at 6pm on Wednesday 10th June to hear Julian and co-author Professor Len Shackleton discuss the report in more detail.