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Holi-yay boost for Brits as B&Bs could finally be able to offer money-saving deals amid end to restrictive EU laws

British B&Bs could be cut loose from EU laws hindering them offering package deals – as Jacob Rees-Mogg plans to light a bonfire of red tape. Earlier this year he urged Sun readers to write to him with which rules they want ditched – and they have been taking up the offer in droves. Yesterday told an… View Article

Brexit Britain’s bonfire of red tape held back by ‘huge cost’ of net zero

Speaking at an event organised by the Centre for Policy Studies, Mr Rees-Mogg warned of the “huge regulatory cost”. He said: “Net zero is going to be a huge regulatory cost and that is an issue for the country to face and to face up to. “If we were to have a ‘one in, one… View Article

Jacob Rees-Mogg warns over ‘huge cost’ of net zero drive

The “huge regulatory cost” of Boris Johnson’s drive for net zero will hold back plans for a post-Brexit bonfire of red tape, Jacob Rees-Mogg has warned. Speaking at an event organised by the Centre for Policy Studies, Mr Rees-Mogg said: “Net zero is going to be a huge regulatory cost and that is an issue for the… View Article

New energy strategy could take half a decade to reduce bills

This energy security strategy is the fifth energy policy announcement in a long line of energy policy announcements. We need the Government to start delivering. Ministers must urgently explain how they plan to speed up the delivery of their promises instead of just launching yet another policy.” Robert Colvile, director of centre-right think tank the… View Article

National Insurance threshold raised by £3k

The National Insurance threshold has been lifted by £3,000 to equalise it with income tax, the chancellor announced in the spring statement today (March 23). Earlier this month, the Centre for Policy Studies called on the government to raise the threshold to mitigate the impact from the planned tax hike on the poorest households. It said… View Article

Govt urged to raise NI threshold to soften tax blow

The Centre for Policy Studies has called on the government to raise the employee threshold for paying National Insurance to mitigate the impact from the planned tax hike on the poorest households. The think tank said raising the employee threshold to £11,284, instead of the planned £9,880, would shield those on average and lower incomes from… View Article

Chancellor considering plans to wipe out National Insurance rise for lowest paid workers

Rishi Sunak is considering plans to wipe out the National Insurance (NI) tax rise for lower paid workers. The Chancellor could ease the pressure of the 1.25 per cent NI hike by raising the thresholds at which people start to pay the tax. Depending on where he sets the threshold, it could allow him to declare… View Article

Shield exports from tax to boost Global Britain and small business

Shielding spending on ramping up exports from taxes will unlock a well of economic growth by boosting engagement with trade among Britain’s small businesses, a new report recommends today. Allowing firms to cut their tax bills by offsetting investment in exports would strengthen incentives for small firms to participate in trade, according to the Centre… View Article

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

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