IEA are generals in the battle of ideas - Sajid Javid MP at the IEA 60th Gala

Business Secretary Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP was the keynote speaker at the IEA's 60th Anniversary celebrations. He spoke about what the IEA means to him, what the IEA achieved during the last 60 years, and the work still to do.

 

He also spoke about how free markets and sound economics can help everyone in society - especially the poorest - get ahead and improve their lives.

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Nothing is certain in life but death and the annual claim that the poorest fifth of households pay the highest proportion of their incomes in taxes. Yet a few seconds’ thought about what the figures actually mean shows this claim is tosh. Gross income (the denominator in the calculation) includes cash benefits, which are transfers from one group to another. That a household uses money redistributed to it to spend, in turn paying what the ONS describes as indirect taxes (things like VAT, beer duty, tobacco duty, the TV license and fuel duty), can hardly be described as “regressive”.

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