Lifestyle Economics

The banning of plastic sauce sachets is emblematic of our over-regulated economy


Energy and Environment

Andy Mayer comments for The Telegraph

In the Media

Christopher Snowdon and Emily Carver referenced in the Daily Mail

Christopher Snowdon, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, has commented in the Daily Mail on the government’s aim to ban single-use sauce sachets from restaurants as part of its environmental plan.

Christopher said:

“The government’s appetite for petty regulation and micro-management is boundless.” 

“With the economy in the doldrums and inflation rising, banning things seems to be a displacement activity for politicians.” 

“It never seems to occur to them that placing endless regulation on businesses is a large part of the reason the economy is so sclerotic in the first place.”

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