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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

King’s Speech response

The CPS appeared in ConHomes round-up of think tank responses to the King’s speech at the state opening of Parliament. ‘The robust line on law and order was not matched by a similarly imaginative approach to the economy.’ The CPS also made appearances on Politics Live and BBC Radio 4’s World at One. The Daily… View Article

How Sadiq Khan failed to fix London’s ‘grave social injustice’

Matt Oliver writes in the Telegraph about Sadiq Khan’s plans to allow prime real-estate in West London to be used as an industrial park for biscuit manufacturer McVities rather than allow much needed houses to built on the site. CPS Director, Robert Colvile is quoted “Nobody can really believe that Britain needs its biscuit production… View Article

Justice for the Young

Quoted in the Telegraph following the publication of The Justice for the Young essay collection and a number of stark statics that showed the increasing generational divide, Karl Williams, CPS Deputy Research Director said ‘We’re at risk of accepting a doom loop narrative’. The Essay collection also received attention in the Guardian and London Playbook

Autumn Statement response 2023

Following the Chancellor’s announcement of ‘full expensing’ in the Autumn Statement and reference to our advice -‘The Centre for Policy Studies says it would maximise business investment, boost productivity, and deliver higher levels of GDP’ – we received a wide range of coverage in the national press, tv and radio. Daily Express, The Telegraph, The… View Article

Increasing number of asylum seekers being granted work permits due to backlogs

Karl Williams, Deputy Research Director at the Centre for Policy Studies,  spoke to Sky News about asylum seekers who have been in the UK for over a year and their right to work – a policy that is making Britain more attractive to migrants. He said “There was perhaps a case for it when there… View Article

“Growth-throttling tax system” needs reform

The newly published briefing note on the UK’s poor tax competitiveness from the CPS Research Director and Head of Tax Tom Clougherty was covered in media. The report was picked up by the Telegraph, firstly in a piece focusing on errors in OBR growth forecasts, and secondly by The Spectator’s Kate Andrews in her regular… View Article

CPS fringe makes headlines at Conservative Party Conference

The programme of events held by the CPS and CapX at Conservative Party Conference made headlines across the board. The BBC highlighted our panel debating the future of the greenbelt Lord Frost’s comments on the Bank of England were picked up in the Daily Mail and City A.M. i newspaper speculated on a future leadership… View Article

Home Secretary quotes CPS, calls for UN refugee reform

The Home Secretary Suella Braverman will make a speech today raising the question of whether international agreements on refugees and asylum need modernising. The speech, given to the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, will reference ‘Stopping the Crossings’, a CPS report by Karl Williams and Nick Timothy published in late 2022, and the figures from… View Article

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