Tax and Fiscal Policy

Sacking the Chancellor will not solve the Prime Minister’s challenges


Housing and Planning

Matthew Lesh writes in The Spectator

In the Media

Mark Littlewood wrote for The Times

Matthew Lesh featured in The Express

IEA Head of Public Policy Matthew Lesh has been featured in The Daily Express arguing that the removal of Kwasi Kwarteng as Chancellor will not solve the core issues confronting the Prime Minister.

Commenting on the Chancellor’s sacking, Matthew said:

“The truth is, I do not think that throwing Kwasi under the bus is going to solve the underlying issues that, in fact, predate Truss, which is that the status quo is failing.

“We have high levels of inflation, rising interest rates and very stagnant growth. The question, now, for the Government is how they are going to respond to that, both in terms of trying to calm the markets when it comes to fiscal sustainability as well as ensuring that the backbenchers support whatever the next focus is in terms of the Government’s agenda.”

The full article can be read here.