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UK – Australia free trade deal knocks protectionists for six

Welcoming the news that the United Kingdom has signed a free trade deal with Australia, Centre for Policy Studies Research Fellow Nick King said: “The UK-AUS free trade deal is excellent news for British business and consumers, opening new export markets abroad and lowering prices for consumers at home. The government have done well to ignore… View Article

International Trade Secretary rejects Little Britain taunts from `doom-mongers´

The International Trade Secretary has defended the UK’s trade strategy against “naysayers” and “doom-mongers”, arguing “we are not Little Britain and we never were”. Speaking at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Trade, Anne-Marie Trevelyan said the country could now “write a new chapter” in its “proud trading history” as it is no longer “waiting on… View Article

Universities should settle unpaid loans of students who take ‘Mickey Mouse’ degrees

Universities should pick up the bill for unpaid loans of students who take “Mickey Mouse” degrees, a think tank has said.

CPS welcomes taper rate cut but warns on spending and growth

The Centre for Policy Studies think tank welcomed the Government’s decision to cut taxes for the working poor by reducing the Universal Credit taper rate – a flagship CPS policy.

Rishi’s Tax Hikes See UK Fall to Bottom Quartile of OECD’s International Tax Competitiveness Index

Sunak’s corporation tax hike would see the UK’s international tax competitiveness slip from 11th to 30th out of 37 OECD nations, a report from the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) warns. The report argues that the UK’s outdated business rates system, its planned corporation tax hike from 19% to 25% and the recent national insurance… View Article

Tory peer calls for greater scrutiny of quangos by parliament

Some quangos are very large organisations, like the NHS and Ofsted, while others are much smaller bodies, like the Boundary Commission for England. Tyrie’s report, published by the Thatcherite Centre for Policy Studies think tank, said that the UK is becoming a “quango state” with the bodies now overseeing 20 per cent of the economy…. View Article

Sunak’s tax raids push Britain further behind Germany and US

Britain is set to fall further behind Germany in the competitiveness of its tax system as a string of Treasury raids risk making it an increasingly unappealing business destination, a leading Tory think tank has warned.

Celebrate a Union that grows stronger every day, says Michael Gove

Gove’s comments were made in Strength in Union, which was compiled by Andrew Bowie, the West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine MP, and the Centre for Policy Studies, the centre-right think tank. It includes essays from Theresa May, the former prime minister, each of the secretaries of state for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and Lord Hague… View Article

Ministers urged to create 250,000 new homes for `heroes´ of the pandemic

The Government is being urged to create 250,000 new homes for key workers as a reward for their efforts during the pandemic. The Centre for Policy Studies – a centre-right think tank – has called on ministers to set aside land for a new class of “homes for heroes”.

Social care tax will reduce take home pay and hold back wage growth

The Government should be praised for having the courage to grasp the nettle on this issue. There are no perfect options here – but that said, it is disappointing that ministers have chosen to stick with the Dilnot model, which entrenches housing inequalities, rather than the state pension model proposed by the CPS and Damian Green MP.

Pilot scheme to link up NHS and social care is increasing delays

Billed as the future of health and social care in England, the new regional Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are intended in part to prevent such waits. Analysis of official figures by the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) also found an “alarming” rise in emergency readmissions in ICS pilot areas.

National Insurance bombshell as new big-budget social care plan not working, report says

The findings by the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) think tank have come as a row has exploded over plans to pay for the reforms with a hike in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) of between 1 and 2 percent.

New analysis of NHS integration model finds no evidence it is improving outcomes

The Government is embarking on the most significant NHS reforms for a decade, with the aim of improving collaboration and integration across health and social care.

CPS welcomes Government’s embrace of hydrogen for transport

Hydrogen will be crucial to achieving a Net Zero economy, and it’s encouraging to see the Government recognise the important role it has to play.

CMA ‘needs change of culture’ Tyrie tells MPs

Reforms to the Competition and Markets Authority unveiled by ministers last week do not go far enough, the watchdog’s former chairman has warned in a letter to all 650 MPs.

Culture wars: an American points out the obvious

In a report for the Centre for Policy Studies last week, he created a stir by saying that Britain isn’t separated by Left and Right but by the woke versus the non-woke.

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