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CPS at the Conservative Party Conference

The Centre for Policy Studies is delighted to announce our online fringe event program for the 2020 virtual Conservative Party Conference. This year’s program will take place on Sunday the 4th and Monday the 5th October 2020.  From our dedicated virtual event space you will be able to hear from a range of leading politicians, including… View Article

CPS Conservative Party Conference Agenda 2019

Sunday marks the start of the 2019 Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. The Centre for Policy Studies will once again be hosting a full programme of events in its own space within the main conference venue, inside the secure zone.   Alongside a host of other distinguished guests, our speakers will include:  Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP –… View Article

CPC 2019 – The Life Lottery: Why Inequality in Britain is About More Than Money

The Life Lottery: Why Inequality in Britain is About More Than Money 08.00 – 09.00 Inequality in Britain is about more than just money – indeed, health and mortality inequality is huge and growing. What can we do about it?  Speakers:  – Helen Barnard, Deputy Director of Policy & Partnerships, Joseph Rowntree Foundation – Max… View Article

CPC 2019 – Does Westminster Get Tech?

Does Westminster Get Tech? 09.30 10.30 This panel will explore the relationship that Westminster has with technology.  Confirmed speakers: – Matt Warman MP, Minister for Digital and Broadband – Karen Renshaw, Senior Associate Public Policy, Uber – Dom Hallas, Executive Director, The Coalition for a Digital Economy – Alina Dimofte, Public Policy Manager, Google – Vinous… View Article

CPC 2019 – CapX Live: The Future of Capitalism

CapX Live: The Future of Capitalism 11.00 – 12.00 With the rise of the hard left in the Labour Party, a serious discussion needs to be had about the future of capitalism and how we preserve public confidence in the system that has enriched us all. Joining the CapX team will be a selection of… View Article

CPC 2019 – In Conversation With Kwasi Kwarteng MP

In Conversation With Kwasi Kwarteng 12.30 – 13.30 CPS Director Robert Colvile chats with the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth. Introduced by Jo Bamford, Executive Chair of Ryse Hrydrogen. This event was kindly sponsored by: 

CPC 2019 – Fixing the Care Crisis: Solving Social Care

Fixing the Care Crisis: Solving Social Care  14.00- 15.00 Social care is one of the most controversial topics in British politics – but one that urgently needs to be addressed. Building on the CPS’s own work with the Rt Hon Damian Green MP, the discussion will bring together experts and policy makers alike to examine… View Article

CPC 2019 – Building on Promises: Getting Infrastructure Right

Building on Promises: Getting Infrastructure Right  15.30 – 16.30 With the new administration promising big on infrastructure, especially with regards to broadband, this event will explore how best to achieve the Government’s ambitious goals, and what areas to prioritise. Speakers included: – Ben Houchen, Mayor, Tees Valley – Philip Bouverat, Director, JCB – Alex Towers,… View Article

CPC 2019 – The Case for Conservatism

The Case for Conservatism 17.00 – 18.00 Is there a crisis in conservatism? Has the Conservative Party stopped making the case for small-c conservative values? And if so, why? Robert Colvile and guests discuss his recent report on the case for conservatism Confirmed speakers:  – Robert Colvile, Director, Centre for Policy Studies – Stephen Parkinson,… View Article

CPC 2019 – CapX Live: Doomed by Demographics?

CapX Live: Doomed by Demographics?  18.30 – 19.30 Age has become the biggest driver of voting behaviour. With a General Election potentially on the horizon, we explore how changing demography will affect Britain’s politics, both now and in the decades to come. Confirmed speakers:  – Elena Bunbury, Vice Chair Communications, LGBT+ Conservatives – Resham Kotecha, Head… View Article

CPC 2019 – Supporting Global Britain: Strength of UK Financial Services Post-Brexit

Monday 30th September  08.00 – 09.00 What are the prospects for UK financial services after Brexit? This roundtable discussion, featuring financial sector experts and policymakers, will examine the possible outcomes for UK financial services after Brexit, and what the Government should prioritise. Invite only. Confirmed speakers:  – John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury… View Article

CPC 2019 – Can the Free Market Save the Planet?

Can the Free Market Save the Planet?  09.30 – 10.30  Join industry experts and politicians to discuss how the free market can help to solve the planet’s environmental issues.  Speakers:  – Kirsty Finlayson, Communications Director, British Conservation Alliance – Tom Clougherty, Head of Tax, Centre for Policy Studies – Sam Hall, Director, Conservative Environment Network… View Article

CPC 2019 – Going for Growth: The Future of the UK Tax System

Going for Growth: The Future of the UK Tax System  11.00 – 12.00  The UK appears to be on a low-growth path. Tax reform will be crucial to changing that. So what can and should be done? Join a cast of policy experts to discuss the best solutions. Speakers:  – Scott Hodge, President, Tax Foundation… View Article

CPC 2019 – Are We Solving the Housing Crisis?

Are We Solving the Housing Crisis?  12.30 – 13.30 The UK needs an ownership revolution. There has been a collapse in home ownership across the country, particularly among the young. Join CPS experts and policymakers to discuss how to restore mass ownership. Confirmed speakers: – Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, Minister of State (Housing Communities… View Article

CPC 2019 – Think Small: Are the Conservatives Doing Enough for Small Business?

Think Small: Are the Conservatives Doing Enough for Small Business?  14.00 – 15.00  Small and family businesses are the backbone of the UK’s economy. Yet despite their importance, their concerns have frequently been neglected by Government. Join industry experts and policymakers for a panel discussion on what can be done to help these firms flourish…. View Article

CPC 2019 – Social Mobility: How Business Can Bridge the Class Divide

Social Mobility: How Business Can Bridge the Class Divide  15.30 – 16.30 Success in modern Britain still depends too much on where you came from, not how talented you are. Are people of equal ability receiving the same opportunities to be rewarded for their talent and effort, regardless of their background? Are the policymakers and… View Article

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