Drinkers aren't a burden on the taxpayer

Alcohol and the Public Purse: Do Drinkers Pay Their Way?by Christopher Snowdon, is the latest paper to be released by the IEA. This new study outlines that the net cost of alcohol to the state is minus £6.5 billion. The research was covered on The Today Programme as well as being featured in The Times, The Daily Telegraph, CityAM, The Mirror, The Daily Express and more. To read the report, click here and to read the press release, click here.

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By Felix Nozon, 4th Sep 2015 ( comments)

A comparison between the Greek economy today and the British economy in the 1970s is not too far-fetched. In both cases, the public sector had overextended itself, becoming far too involved in far too many sectors of the economy, whilst at the same time failing at its core functions. Yes, of course the details are very different. But the point is that there are a number of low-hanging fruits in Greece, which could be picked by a combined programme of privatisation and deregulation.

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