FREER is a major new initiative from the IEA promoting a freer economy and a freer society.

FREER will refocus the political debate, shifting attention towards free enterprise and social freedom. Britain’s upcoming departure from the EU provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reassess and reform our country across the whole range of policy areas. The ideas FREER will champion are those that coalesce around an enduring agenda of unleashing the enterprise, imagination, and inspiration of individual men and women. The initiative is  energetic and hopeful for a country that is open, dynamic, enterprising, and thriving.

Transformations in communications and technology provide grounds for enormous optimism. Individuals can access and provide goods and services tailored to their specific needs, and based on their particular skills, in ways that would have been unimaginable just a generation ago. Prospects for economic and personal growth, and enhanced societal quality of life should be almost boundless.

Free to aspire: empowering people with the skills they need to aim high and achieve their ambitions — and to embrace the coming opportunities of technological revolution

Free to be: liberating individuals to be able to make their own choices, and live their lives as they wish — while recognising their responsibilities to others

Free to create: celebrating the dynamism and progress that free markets, enterprise, and competition bring — and challenging the monopolies and vested interests that frustrate this potential

Free to decide: a sleeker state that prioritises the services we need most — while giving people greater freedom to succeed