Ending state-funded lobbying

After several years of the IEA making the case against taxpayers’ money being spent on political campaigning,the Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP has announced that the Department for Communities and Local Government will be the first department to insert an anti-sock puppet clause in grant agreements, and has issued new guidance to stop Local Enterprise Partnerships hiring lobbyists. To read both IEA reports on the issue, click here and here.

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By D.R. Myddelton, 2nd Mar 2015 (1 comment)

Why was the 1920-21 recession over so quickly?  Because successive administrations did things that most 21st century economists would regard as disastrous.  Confronted with plunging prices, incomes and employment, the government cut spending and balanced the budget. Laissez-faire works.

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