Influential economic and business commentator widely respected for challenging received wisdom
Allister Heath is Editor of City A.M., which under his editorship has become an influential voice in London’s business community, with an audited print circulation of 100,000 copies per day.
Allister’s daily column is renowned and respected by leading economists, politicians and business leaders for its independent analysis and bold ideas.
His clarity and insight has also led to a regular presence in the media, including the Today programme, Newsnight, Daily Politics, BBC, ITV News, Channel 4 and Sky News.
Other appearances include The Big Questions with Nicky Campbell, BBC1's Sunday Morning Live, Sunday Politics, Channel Four's Dispatches and Channel Four's Britain's Trillion Pound Horror Story.
He is also a regular presenter's friend on CNBC's Strictly Money show.
Allister is a frequent public speaker, specialising in the UK and global economy, the outlook for the City, business trends and financial literacy.
He often chairs and speaks at conferences and seminars organised by companies, think-tanks and trade associations.
In addition to City A.M., he has written for a wide range of publications, including the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Wall Street Journal, the Literary Review and the Spectator, where he also serves as an associate editor.
His first book A Flat Tax: Towards a British model, with a foreword by Steve Forbes, was published in 2006.
Allister is also the Chairman of the 2020 Tax Commission.
BBC News Channel
The Big Questions with Nicky Campbell
Sunday Morning Live
Areas of Expertise
Government's economic policy
The case for capitalism and the free market
The future of finance
Geopolitics and the world economy