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IEA Fellow and Competere CEO Shanker Singham responded to the Prime Minister’s announcement of new trade and investment deals with India
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Professor Len Shackleton, Editorial and Research Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, responded to the TUC’s demands for the government to ban zero-hours contracts
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IFG - Spending more is no guarantee of success – the impact of 20 years of devolution on public services across the UK29/04/2021 13:25:00
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IFS - The growing size of inheritances is set to reduce social mobility for younger generations29/04/2021 12:25:00
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Road pricing must not be used as a ‘cash cow’, says IEA expert29/04/2021 11:25:00
Professor Philip Booth, Senior Academic Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, responded to research presented to the cross-party Transport Committee on replacing road taxes with a pay-per-mile road-pricing system
IFG - Confronting the reality of a large fiscal deficit – the cost of leaving the United Kingdom29/04/2021 10:25:00
With just days until critical elections in Scotland and Wales, and with support for independence growing in both nations, a new Institute for Government calculations show that breaking away from the UK would leave Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland facing sizeable fiscal deficits.