Economic Theory

Red Tape Powering Cost-of-Living Surge


In the Media

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Daily Mail

IEA research featured in The Express

New research by IEA Director of Public Policy and Communications Matthew Lesh has been featured in The Daily Express. The new paper, Graphic Content, outlines how government regulation has caused the prices of housing, energy, and childcare to spike since 2000.

The article said:

“Red tape in planning, the environment, health and safety and other sectors has forced up prices while creating a drag on the economy, the Institute of Economic Affairs claims. 

“Its research highlights how price rises have varied across sectors since the turn of the century, with the most heavily regulated areas seeing the largest cost increases.”

Read the full piece in The Daily Express (22/02/2024).

Read a full copy of Graphic Content: How Red Tape is Fuelling the Cost of Living Crisis here.