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Migration report makes Daily Express front page

Following the release of our report, ‘Taking Back Control‘ authored by Robert Jenrick MP, Neil O’Brien MP and CPS Director of Research Karl Williams, and the subsequent launch event held at Old Queen Street Cafe on Wednesday 8th May, we received coverage across a range of print, radio and TV outlets – plus the front… View Article

Sunday papers splash on upcoming immigration report

A spectrum of Sunday newspapers have covered an upcoming Centre for Policy Studies report on immigration, written with Robert Jenrick MP and Neil O’Brien MP. The proposal of a ‘Migration Budget’ which would allow Parliament to vote on an overall migration cap and cap the numbers of visas available under individual routes was reported on… View Article

CPS fellow gives verdict on Bernanke review

Comments by economist and CPS Research Fellow Dr Gerard Lyons on the Bernanke review were picked up by the i newspaper and by Bloomberg, following its publication April 12. “Given the fundamental problems [the review] highlights”, Lyons said, “it should not be seen as a one-off”. Read Gerard Lyons’ full comment here, he also wrote… View Article

City figures urge Hunt to axe stamp duty on shares

A new CPS paper leads the front page of City A.M. ‘Sharing the Wealth’, written by Gerard B. Lyons and CPS Director Robert Colvile, calls on the government to abolish stamp duty on shares. The paper, which is endorsed by major city figures, makes the front page of City A.M., with an opinion piece by… View Article

New Home Office data shows pressure from migration unlikely to ease

As Home Office figures show a year-on-year rise in the number of visas issued in 2023, CPS Research Director Karl Williams’ comments were reported in the Daily Mail and Daily Express. Read Karl’s full response here.

Hunt searching for ‘sustainable way’ to run the British state, says CPS Research Director

CPS Research Director Karl Williams has spoken to City A.M., ahead of next week’s Budget, about the role public spending will play in the Chancellor’s decision making. “He’s got to keep the bond markets on side,” Williams told the paper, “but he also wants tax cuts now.” “This is partly why he is so focused… View Article

Young people face ‘tax-and-spend doom loop’, says CPS Research Director

“The gap between the old and the young is one of the defining economic and political challenges of our time”, writes CPS Research Director Karl Williams, in a new piece for ConservativeHome. In the article, Williams outlines the challenges of a low/no-growth economy, combined with rising demand but public services, including the healthcare and pensions… View Article

Land banking is ‘a consequence of a broken planning system’ – CPS Director

Robert Colvile, CPS Director, is quoted alongside other think tanks by Guido Fawkes, responding to a new report from the Competition and Markets Authority. The CMA found, among other things, that the planning system is having a significant impact on the nation’s ability to build. Colvile told the website “So many reviews say the same… View Article

Migration impact of housing hits headlines once again

New ONS figures on projected population growth highlight the UK’s reliance on migration and will exacerbate the housing crisis. CPS Research Director Karl Williams responded to the figures with analysis suggesting that we will need to build at least 5.7 million homes in England over 15 years to meet the demands of a growing population…. View Article

The Telegraph reports on minister’s comments at CPS event

Comments by Cabinet Office Minister Alex Burghart MP at an event held by the Centre for Policy Studies have been reported by The Telegraph. Burghart told the event, entitled ‘AI in Whitehall’ and chaired by CPS Head of Tech Matthew Feeney, that AI and over computer programmes could, in future, replace some civil service jobs,… View Article

NatWest chief comments “reflective of the reality”

CPS External Affairs Director Emma Revell was quoted in City A.M. responding to comments from NatWest chairman Sir Howard Davies. Davies had spoken to the BBC about housing, claiming prospective buyers just needed to save the way previous generations had done. Emma told City A.M. “Davies may well feel that NatWest itself does a good… View Article

CPS Director quoted by the i on housebuilding in 2023

Robert Colvile, CPS Director, has been quoted twice by the i in recent weeks on the subject of housebuilding. Firstly, in response to a speech by Housing Secretary Michael Gove, Robert said that although Gove was “adamant” that the country needs more homes, he was inevitably going to be restricted by political reality. In the… View Article

Andrew Lewer writes for ConservativeHome on his new CPS paper

Andrew Lewer, MP for Northampton South and a member of the Education Select Committee, has written for ConservativeHome following publication of his paper ‘Choices for Children’ by the Centre for Policy Studies earlier this week. In the piece, Andrew outlines three proposed changes targeting three groups of children least likely to experience positive educational outcomes:… View Article

The Times campaign against stealth taxes

In a number of articles on stealth taxes, The Times, references support from the CPS. Tom Clougherty is quoted as saying ‘The Times campaign proposes exactly the right general approach: thresholds ought to rise with inflation so that people aren’t dragged into higher bands by stealth.’

Lord Frost undertakes Stepping Stones 2.0 project

Writing in his Telegraph column, Lord Frost, previews his upcoming project for the CPS which will aim ‘to help provide analysis, ideas, a programme, and intellectual confidence for the Right.’ The announcement also received coverage on Guido Fawkes and London Playbook

Net Migration and Housing Analysis

Following ONS publication of the updated immigration figures in which previous CPS predictions had been vindicated, CPS Director, Robert Colvile used his Sunday Times column to highlight the impact this would have on housing. This was followed by the release of a CPS report from Karl Williams providing data that showed 500,000 homes a year… View Article

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