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PM gets on with delivering bold Brexit benefits as he announces new bill to fuel economy

Other changes, including digitising trade documents, are proposed to save billions of pounds for firms. But Robert Colvile, director of the Centre for Policy Studies, has called for more detail, saying: “The £1 billion target for cutting post-Brexit regulation is headline-grabbing but relatively unambitious”. “We need more detail on what will replace the current system… View Article

Government should avoid NI rise during cost of living crisis, experts warn

The Government should not be raising national insurance during the cost of living crisis, economists have told MPs Giving evidence to the Treasury Select Committee, Tom Clougherty, from the Centre for Policy Studies, said it was “extremely perverse” to raise the tax currently and it should be delayed. He also said he did not believe that the… View Article

Counting the huge cost of net zero – and who’s going to pay it

“I think there’s kind of a lot of MPs who are absolutely signed up for tackling climate change,” says Eamonn Ives, Head of Energy and Environment at the Centre for Policy Studies, a free-market think tank. “But they need to be kept on board.” Read more in The Telegraph here.  

UK joining CPTPP won’t hurt environment or workers’ rights, says think tank report

The UK’s ascension to the 11-country Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade bloc will not lead to worse environmental standards or a diminishment of workers’ rights, according to a new think tank report. The Thatcherite Centre for Policy Studies think tank found new trade activity coming from joining the bloc would only… View Article

Carbon border tax would reduce emissions and boost UK economy, think tank says

According to the Centre for Policy Studies – a right-wing think tank which focuses on free market policies – a carbon border tax on energy intensive imports would see importers from outside of the UK “put on a level playing field with British businesses”, they say this would help support the economies in many of the same… View Article

CPS welcomes White Paper, but says private sector must be at the heart of levelling up

The Centre for Policy Studies think tank today welcomed the publication of the Levelling Up White Paper – and in particular the credit given at the Despatch Box by Michael Gove to the CPS’s work in this area.   But it urged ministers to do more to put business, the private sector and private sector… View Article

Proposals to reform higher education will help protect students

Speaking on the new consulation by the Department for Education and Office for Students on higher education, Robert Colvile, Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, said: “It is excellent news that the Government is taking action on higher education as we suggested in our report The Value of University. Under the current system, universities are… View Article

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