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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

International Trade Secretary rejects Little Britain taunts from `doom-mongers´

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 settle unpaid loans of students who take ‘Mickey Mouse’ degrees

Universities should pick up the bill for unpaid loans of students who take “Mickey Mouse” degrees, a think tank has said.

Rishi’s Tax Hikes See UK Fall to Bottom Quartile of OECD’s International Tax Competitiveness Index

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

Sunak’s tax raids push Britain further behind Germany and US

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.

Celebrate a Union that grows stronger every day, says Michael Gove

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

Pilot scheme to link up NHS and social care is increasing delays

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.

National Insurance bombshell as new big-budget social care plan not working, report says

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.

CMA ‘needs change of culture’ Tyrie tells MPs

Reforms to the Competition and Markets Authority unveiled by ministers last week do not go far enough, the watchdog’s former chairman has warned in a letter to all 650 MPs.

Culture wars: an American points out the obvious

In a report for the Centre for Policy Studies last week, he created a stir by saying that Britain isn’t separated by Left and Right but by the woke versus the non-woke.

High streets eyed for 500,000 new homes

Plans to “reinvent and reuse” vacant commercial properties could provide space for 500,000 new homes, according to a report published by the Centre for Policy Studies today.

News Liz Truss’s trade advisers warn against green tax ‘protectionism’ in drive for net zero

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”.

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