- Record was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and University College London, from where he holds an MSc in Economics. 
Neil Record is Chairman of both the UK-based libertarian thinktank the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), and the Global Warming Policy Forum, campaign arm of the climate science denial organisation founded by Lord Nigel Lawson. Record, a City currency manager, is also a known donor to the GWPF. , , 
Record is a major Conservative Party donor, having given £450,000 to the party and MP Matt Hancock since 2008, according to official records. During the Brexit campaign in 2016 he was listed as a business supporter of Business for Britain, a pro-Brexit group linked to 55 Tufton Street. , 
Stance on Climate Change
October 4, 2015
“I believe that the important scientific enquiry required for us to understand man’s effect on the climate is being hampered by a monolithic ‘establishment’ view that the science is settled.”
“It is also clear that some of the current popular political choices for carbon reduction (wind; solar in high latitudes) are woefully inefficient and unsustainable,” Record said. “Advances in technology will undoubtedly continue to allow us to improve our carbon/GDP efficiency, but only if the current climate obsessions and fashions are subjected to proper scrutiny.”
September 2, 2014
“I personally regard the continuing contribution of the GWPF to the climate change debate as very positive in assisting balance and rationality in this contentious area”
“I personally regard the continuing contribution of the GWPF to the climate change debate as very positive in assisting balance and rationality in this contentious area.”
The Herald revealed that Record had donated £2,000 to Scottish Conservative MP John Lamont’s local party in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk earlier in 2017. The news prompted SNP MSP Graeme Dey to call the Scottish Tories “shameless hypocrites” when it comes to the environment. 
Matthew Hancock, received a donation of £4,000 from Neil Record a few months after Hancock was appointed as the Conservative Party’s energy and climate change minister. Since 2011, Hancock has accepted £18,000 from Record. 
- Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) — Chairman. 
- Global Warming Policy Forum — Chairman.
- Record Currency Management — Chairman and founder. 
- Remuneration Committee of Nuffield College — Chairman. 
- Business for Britain — “Business supporter” as of 2016. 
Neil Record does not appear to be active on social media.
- Sir Humphrey’s Legacy: facing up to the cost of public sector pensions. Institute of Economic Affairs, September 26, 2006.
Neil Record. Sir Humphrey’s Legacy: facing up to the cost of public sector pensions. Institute of Economic Affairs, September 26, 2006.
“The Institute of Economics Affairs: Trustees’ Report” (PDF), for year ended December 31, 2017. Retrieved from charitycommission.gov.uk. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
“Two secret funders of Nigel Lawson’s climate sceptic organisation revealed,” The Guardian, September 2, 2014. Archived December 21, 2018. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/0YRUz
Donations search via The Electoral Commission. Search performed December 21, 2018. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
Lucy Jordan. “Energy minister accepts £18,000 from board member of climate sceptic group,” Unearthed, October 4, 2015. Archived December 21, 2018. Archive.fo URL: https://archive.fo/5F4vR
“Ruth Davidson in ‘hypocrisy’ row over donation from climate change sceptic,” The Herald, November 25, 2017. Archived January 3, 2019.
Brendan Montague. “Exposed: Lawson’s Climate Denial Donors’ Links to Tobacco and Oil Backed Think Tank,” DeSmog UK, September 2, 2014.
Edward Malnick and Robert Watts. “Renovation tax will harm our churches, warns Hurd,” The Telegraph, April 21, 2012. Archived January 3, 2019.
“Neil Record,” Wikipedia.
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