CapX in conversation with Jamie Susskind

From the impact of social media on debate and the way in which democracy is threatened by the web to the upheavals and innovations that AI promises to deliver, technology is transforming politics. Jamie Susskind, the author of Future Politics, argues this transformation is so profound that the single most important political question is no… View Article

CPS launches major new policy programme

On Monday 5 November, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP joined the Centre for Policy Studies to launch the first in a series of major new reports, ‘Make Work Pay: A New Agenda for Fairer Taxes’. The Prime Minister was generous in her praise of the CPS, and our Chairman Lord Saatchi, stating that our work is… View Article

Conservative Party Conference – Tuesday 2 October

Tuesday was our busiest day at CPC18 with ten events from 8am until 8pm. A fantastic panel co-hosted with Women2Win saw our panelists (including the minster for women Victoria Atkins MP and Baroness Jenkin) ask the question what is stopping women from stepping up? This was followed immediately by a panel on rebalancing the UK… View Article

Conservative Party Conference – Monday 1 October

Monday 1st October was the CPS’ first full day of events of CPC18 and started off with a private roundtable breakfast hosted with the City of London and addressed by the economic secretary to the treasury John Glen MP, Catherine McGuinness and our Director Robert Colvile. After that the CPS events space played host to… View Article

Conservative Party Conference

The Centre for Policy Studies has a long history of attending Conservative Party Conference, and our presence at 2018’s conference in Birmingham was bigger than ever before.  We had a large, dedicated and prominent events space within the secure zone where we hosted a vast array of fringe events, including receptions, panel discussions and one-on-ones…. View Article

Conservative Party Conference – Sunday 30 Sept

The first day of CPC18 saw the CPS’ programme of fringe events get off to a strong start. Our first event explored the future of conservatism with the Rt Hon Priti Patel before Liz Truss joined us to explore ways to save on public spending. In the evening we had our flagship event – the… View Article

Sam Gyimah MP on ‘Reinvigorating Capitalism’

On Thursday 13 September, the Centre for Policy Studies was delighted to host a speech by Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research, and Innovation on “Reinvigorating Capitalism…a Conservative approach to growing the economic cake post-Brexit”. Sam spoke to a crowded event space at 57 Tufton Street, launching a passionate defence of capitalism… View Article

Who Governs Britain? report launch

On 23 July the Centre for Policy Studies hosted a parliamentary reception to launch ‘Who Governs Britain?’, the latest New Generation report from Matt Warman MP. The report, which has a foreword written by Rt Hon David Lidington MP, includes polling that reveals astonishing lack of trust in elected officials to act in the public… View Article

Margaret Thatcher Conference on China and Britain

The Margaret Thatcher Conference on China and Britain was held at the Guildhall on Tuesday 19 June in partnership with the City of London, The Telegraph, and HSBC.

New Blue – Ideas for a New Generation

The Centre for Policy Studies published a landmark collection of policy essays, ‘New Blue: Ideas for a New Generation’, from rising stars of the 2015 & 2017 intakes of Tory MPs and other fresh voices. ‘New Blue’ contains practical policy suggestions intended to speak to young voters’ concerns. The topics range from planning to pensions, student mental… View Article

Powerful Patients & Paperless Systems – drinks reception and report launch

Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, addressed a packed audience to warmly welcome a new report from the Centre for Policy Studies. ‘Powerful Patients, Paperless Systems’ by Alan Mak MP, published by the Centre for Policy Studies, explores how we can bring together the fragmented nature of NHS Digital services, making sure… View Article

Breakfast Lecture – Bringing People Together in an Age of Populism

In a breakfast lecture for the Centre for Policy Studies, Arthur Brooks addressed the topic “Bringing People Together in an Age of Populism”, offering his diagnosis of America’s current political climate and his vision for promoting economic prosperity and opportunity around the world.  Brooks spoke about the rise of populism in the United States and the… View Article

Stimulating Growth in the UK Economy

On Wednesday 28 April the Centre for Policy Studies held a panel discussion in partnership with Natwest, CityAM and Hawthorn. Panel chair Christian May, Editor of City A.M., discussed “Stimulating Growth in the UK Economy” with Robert Colvile, Director of the CPS, Alison Rose of Royal Bank of Scotland, and the Rt Honorable Liz Truss, Chief Secretary to the… View Article

Drinks reception for Sir Graham Brady MP

A party was held at the Centre for Policy Studies on Tuesday 6 March to celebrate the investiture of Sir Graham Brady MP who has served on the board of the Centre for Policy Studies since September 2016 and was appointed Deputy Chairman in February 2017.  Sir Graham is the MP for Altrincham & Sale… View Article

Chris Skidmore MP on Tory Renewal

Robert Colvile, Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, sat down with Chris Skidmore MP on the topic “How can the Tories renew within Government?”. In his newly appointed role as a Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party, Chris has specific responsibility for reviewing policy-making across Government.  Chris talked about how his new role will work and… View Article