Government and Institutions

Several IEA policy suggestions could be put into action



Matthew Lesh writes for CapX

IEA policy research cited in Politco

IEA policy suggestions were extensively mentioned in London Influence, part of Politico.

Analysing which think tanks could be seeing their policy suggestions realised if Liz Truss becomes Prime Minister, the article reads:

“It feels like a very good campaign if you’re working at the Institute of Economic Affairs, the Centre for Policy Studies, or the Adam Smith Institute. A free-market fellow traveler, Truss has long had ties to the IEA in particular, and is a parliamentary member of its Free Market Forum.”

“Truss’s promise to reform Solvency II banking rules inherited from the EU may sound obscure, but it’s a big deal in the City — and a long-standing gripe of the IEA, which reckons the rules distort the insurance market and deter useful investment.

“But the IEA’s Kristian Niemietz, not exactly known for his love of Uncle Joe, reckons government targets are actually “a lesser evil” in the face of the NIMBYism that has a “stronghold” on new supply. The IEA also had a right old pop at Truss for promising to outlaw cat-calling.”

Read the full briefing here.