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  • Keith Joseph at 100

    Keith Joseph at 100

    We must have substantial cuts in tax and public spending and bold incentives and encouragements to the wealth creators, without whose renewed efforts we shall all grow poorer
    17 January 2018 would have been the 100th birthday of Keith Joseph. Founder of the Centre for Policy Studies, close friend and supporter ...
  • UK and the TPP: An intelligent move?

    UK and the TPP: An intelligent move?

    Josh Adamson | | Trade
    Whilst the future of the UK’s trade relationship with the EU remains uncertain, Secretary of State Dr Liam Fox returned from a recent World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting hopeful of new trade deals for a post-Brexit UK. Britain’s exit from the EU can unleash more comprehensive and beneficial trade agreements ...
  • 'Homes for Everyone' praised in Lords debate

    'Homes for Everyone' praised in Lords debate

    Baroness Neville-Rolfe praised Chris Philp MP's "fine report" for the Centre for Policy Studies during a debate in the House of Lords last week. The debate, held Thursday 12 January, was focused on the performance on the UK's house builders and what could be done to encourage more house building ...
  • Royal Commission debated in Parliament

    Royal Commission debated in Parliament

    Centre for Policy Studies | |
    The subject of an NHS Royal Commission was raised in Parliament yesterday during Prime Minister's Questions, following the publication earlier this week of "A Royal Commission for the NHS: The Remit" written by Lord Saatchi and Dominic Nutt and published by the Centre for Policy Studies.Dr Andrew Murrison asked the ...
  • The precarious state of British energy

    The precarious state of British energy

    Josh Adamson | | Energy
    The composition of the UK’s retail electricity market has been dramatically transformed in recent years. The “Big 6” suppliers – who have typically been a dominant market force – now share the market with some 60 suppliers and subsequently have seen their combined market shares decline 4% in the last ...
  • May promotes 'New Generation' in New Year reshuffle

    May promotes 'New Generation' in New Year reshuffle

    Centre for Policy Studies | |
    Theresa May began the New Year with a Cabinet reshuffle. Stretching over two days, May has made changes to the top-level cabinet positions, junior ministerial posts, and CCHQ leadership.Among those 'New Generation' members who received the call were Suella Fernandes who becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DExEU, Robert ...
  • The Apprenticeship Levy won't close the productivity gap

    The Apprenticeship Levy won't close the productivity gap

    Daniel Burgon | | Skills
    The UK’s productivity problem, which the CPS has recently addressed, is an alarming one.The solution is going to have to be multifaceted, but apprenticeships will be a crucial element. The Government evidently thinks so, and this is reflected in its introduction this year of the Apprenticeship Levy.The policy was formulated ...
  • Would the UK car industry suffer from a ‘no-deal’ scenario?

    Would the UK car industry suffer from a ‘no-deal’ scenario?

    Daniel Burgon | | Trade
    The news that oiling the jammed Brexit negotiations with the European Union could cost the UK nearly £60bn has presented the government with a fresh reason to reconsider walking away from the negotiating table.When one sees talk of a no-deal situation in the media, however, it is rarely discussed in ...
  • The economic future for Zimbabwe

    The economic future for Zimbabwe

    Carly Cussen | | Foreign Policy
    As Mugabe leaves office and Mnangagwa takes the role of interim president many questions arise to whether or not this could signal a turning point in the country’s economic future. A country which has a plethora of natural resources was once one of the most developed countries in Africa, held ...
  • Would the environment be safe in the free market’s hands?

    Would the environment be safe in the free market’s hands?

    Daniel Burgon | | Environment
    Few things in Britain will escape the impact of Brexit and its environmental laws won’t be one of them.  The Environmental Policy Forum (EPF), a network of British professional environmental bodies and societies, has recently warned that the clock is ticking for the UK to transpose the great pile of ...
  • Macron may become a martyr as he picks apart France’s rigid labour laws

    Macron may become a martyr as he picks apart France’s rigid labour laws

    Tom Doughty | | Europe
    Let’s wind the clocks back almost six months. Emmanuel Macron had just surged to victory over Marine Le Pen in the second round of the French presidential election, winning 66.1% of the vote. He was returning optimism to a country that had been the victim of several terror attacks, low ...
  • Corbyn is Coming. Time to combat his misguided moral message

    Corbyn is Coming. Time to combat his misguided moral message

    Tom Doughty | | Politics
    In June, Lord Saatchi wrote a piece in The Telegraph saying ‘The Tories must find a moral message or die’. So it would seem. Never in my lifetime have the Conservatives appeared so lacking in moral superiority.Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn’s 21st century Socialist policies are continuing to gain momentum. Before the ...
  • Is Nick Clegg’s triple lock behind the rise of Corbyn?

    Is Nick Clegg’s triple lock behind the rise of Corbyn?

    Daniel Mahoney | | Fiscal Policy
    This article was initially published on The Times Red Box on 20th October 2017Jeremy Corbyn won a majority of votes in every demographic under 45. There are, of course, many reasons behind this, but one area that has been ignored so far is the way that welfare reform has been ...
  • The UK should not overlook Africa when signing trade deals after Brexit

    The UK should not overlook Africa when signing trade deals after Brexit

    Tom Doughty | | Emerging Economies
    With negotiations between the UK and the EU moving slowly, many fear the consequences a ‘No Deal’ may have on the UK economy. But there should be no need to fear, as Brexit presents a huge opportunity to become a global economic power. Re-establishing links to the Commonwealth and emerging ...
  • Should students think harder about going to university?

    Should students think harder about going to university?

    Julia Bijl | | Education
    According to the IFS, the average student in England borrows £45,000, accumulating interest charges of £5,800, leaving them with a debt of £50,800 by their time of graduation. This is clearly unsustainable, and public pressure is calling for reforms to the student loan system. However, students also need to think ...