The Institute of Economic Affairs is delighted to announce the launch of the IEA Brexit Prize. The first prize of €100,000 will be awarded to the best blueprint for the UK after the EU.
The IEA believes that we need to give serious consideration to how the UK could have a free and prosperous economy outside the EU given that exit is a serious possibility after the next election.
Entrants are asked to imagine a referendum has resulted in an “Out” vote and Her Majesty’s Government has triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Against this background, they are invited to compose a Blueprint for Britain outside the EU, covering the process of withdrawal and the post-exit repositioning of the UK in the global trading and governance systems.
Submissions are invited from individuals, groups of individuals, academia and corporate bodies such as consultancy firms, law firms, accounting firms, think-tanks and investment banks.
- Nigel Lawson (Chairman), The Rt Hon Lord Lawson of Blaby, former Chancellor of the Exchequer;
- Prof. Philip Booth (facilitator), Institute of Economic Affairs and Cass Business School;
- Roger Bootle, founder of Capital Economics, a Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and an H