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 pick up the bill for unpaid loans of students who take “Mickey Mouse” degrees, a think tank has said.
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 The report argues that the UK’s outdated business rates system, its planned corporation tax hike from 19% to 25% and the recent national insurance… View Article
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.
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
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.
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.
Eamonn Ives, of the conservative Centre for Policy Studies, agreed “clean free trade would be “vital” for decarbonisation. But he stressed that “border taxes really could be a viable long-term solution”.
Gareth Southgate’s tactics in dealing with sensitive culture war issues should be followed by politicians, a leading US pollster has argued as he warned Britain faces a potential descent into American-style polarisation.
Britons are increasingly fearful of expressing controversial views and most young people have cut someone out because of their political opinions, according to a study.Just over half of adults under 30 said they had stopped talking to someone in person or online because of something political they said.
Ministers are considering a radical plan to axe tariffs on hybrid and electric cars as part of efforts to speed up Boris Johnson’s switch to a carbon-neutral economy. Officials are understood to be eyeing the plan as part of efforts to send a message that the country will champion free trade after Brexit and is… View Article
The UK should slash tariffs on environmentally friendly goods and services in order to fulfil its twin goals of championing free trade and protecting the environment. Read more in City A.M. here.
Dr Fox’s speech to the Centre for Policy Studies think tank comes ahead of Boris Johnson welcoming world leaders to the G7 Summit in Cornwall next month. Read more here.