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Reserve half of all homes for Britons to stop foreigners snapping them up, says think tank report

Restrictions on house buying by people who don’y pay tax in the UK need to be brought in in order to place home ownership at the front of the policy agenda, reports Christopher Hope in The Telegraph. In his new report, ‘Homes for Everyone’, Chris Philp MP points out that foreign buyers are snapping up… View Article

Success for CPS policy as teaching phonics boosts reading standards

International tests have shown that the reading ability of nine and ten year olds in England have reached their highest levels since 2001, following a controversial shift in government policy in 2010 which required schools to teach phonics. The Centre for Policy Studies has been pushing for a phonics-based system for many years, with Tom Burkard… View Article

The Lessons of British Austerity – a new report on the United Kingdom’s experiences with fiscal reform

As the debate continues in the US around Donald Trump’s fiscal reform agenda, a new joint project from a series of leading international think tanks examines the experience of Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand, with the aim of helping to shape a bipartisan consensus for action within America. The project involves a series of… View Article

Conservatives must harness Margaret Thatcher’s ideas to save Britain from a Corbyn government, party grandees warn

“Conservatives must harness Margaret Thatcher’s ideas to save Britain from a Corbyn government”, that was message on the Sunday Telegraph front page on 12 November 2017. The piece led on the launch of the Centre for Policy Studies’ New Generation roject which launches 13 November and aims to promote debate and discussion by the 2015… View Article

We must show how Tory principles can make today’s Britain a better place – Lord Saatchi and Graham Brady MP

The Conservatives need to face the challenges of the 21st century with the same ‘zealous spirit’ as Margaret Thatcher in order to defeat Jeremy Corbyn, write Maurice Saatchi and Graham Brady MP, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies, in the Sunday Telegraph 12 November 2017. The piece comes ahead of the… View Article

Britain needs more robots, not fewer – Daniel Mahoney

Daniel Mahoney joined BBC Radio Scotland’s Gary Robertson to talk about the latest CPS report, Why Britain Needs More Robots.   

Right to Buy still has a place in our housing policy – Daniel Mahoney

Is ‘Right to Buy’ still working as a policy? That was the question posed to Daniel Mahoney, Head of Economic Research at the Centre for Policy Studies, by Adam Boulton as they met to discuss the policy on Sky News, Monday 30 October 2017. Daniel was debating the issue with Tom Copley, Labour’s housing spokesman… View Article

Our reliance on energy imports is storing up trouble

Juliet Samuel writes in The Telegraph today, 24 OCtober 2017, on the dangers of increasing electricity imports instead of increasing domestic capacity. Samuel draws on the CPS report, ‘The Hidden Wiring’ by Tony Lodge and Daniel Mahoney, which highlights the government’s quiet abandoning of previous pledges to build more electricity geneators in Britain and instead purchasing more… View Article

Increasing electricity imports from Europe puts Britain’s supply at risk, think tank warns

Tony Lodge, author of a new report on Britain’s energy supply, is quoted by City AM today, Monday 23 October, arguing the government’s apparent change of policy will damage the country. ‘The Hidden Wiring’, written by Lodge and Daniel Mahoney, sets out how the government has seemingly abandoned it’s commitment to generating more electricity at… View Article

Daniel Mahoney on TalkRadio, discussing the effect of the pensions triple lock

Daniel Mahoney joined John Nicolson’s TalkRadio show to discuss his latest paper “Did Clegg create the conditions for Corbyn?  

The government can fix tuition fees. Here’s how

The government must do more to help students deal with university debts, or else create a financial time bomb for future taxpayers when loans are written off, argues Michael Johnson in a piece for The Telegraph published 19 October 2017. “Tuition Fees: A Fairer Formula”, written by Johnson and published by the Centre for Policy… View Article

Tories must undergo radical change, says former minister

The Guardian reports on Robert Halfon’s speech to the Centre for Policy Studies and the 1900 Club, in which he urged the Conservative Party to embrace radical reform and the language of compassion to appeal to working voters. “Halfon said welfare reforms such as universal credit had been rolled out without any explanation about whether… View Article

The Conservatives must become the workers’ party, says Robert Halfon

Robert Halfon urges the Conservative Party to rebrand and adopt a radical message to appeal to working class voters, writes Sam Coates in The Times 10 October 2017. In a speech to the Centre for Policy Studies and the 1900 Club, Halfon outlined his plan for a workers party that “reclaimed the language of compassion”… View Article

Conservatives have no message, claims former minister

The Conservatives have no message – beyond austerity and Brexit – and they will struggle to attract voters if they allow the Left to claim the monopoly on the language of compassion, claimed Robert Halfon in a speech to the Centre for Policy Studies, 9 October 2017. City AM noted that “Halfon has long pushed… View Article

Theresa May told to crackdown on medical legal bills

Theresa May needs to do more to tackle the soaring medico-legal burden on the NHS as highlighted by a new CPS report, “The Medico-Legal Crisis and How to Solve It” by Dr Paul Goldsmith. The report, published 6 October 2017, also highlighted the increased costs of GP indemnity, bourne by the GPs themselves, which risked driving them… View Article

Britain is worse than US for medical negligence claims

Britain now spends more on medical legal claims per head of population than the US, with the NHS spenting £1.6billion on medical negligence claims last year – or £24 per person. That was the headline figure picked out by the Daily Mail in their coverage of the latest CPS report, “The Medico-Legal Crisis and How to Solve It” by… View Article

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