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Ofgem boss backs price cap review

In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, Ofgem Chief Executive Jonathan Brearley has signalled his support for reviewing the energy price cap. Last week, the Centre for Policy Studies published a briefing paper – ‘The Case Against the Energy Price Cap’ – which argued that the cap was harming the market and costing consumers more… View Article

The Times asks ‘How do you fix London’s struggling stock market?’

CPS report ‘Retail Therapy’ featured heavily in an article in The Times asking what can be done to boost London’s stock market. The piece highlighted figures from the report, written by former special advisor Nick King, which found “that the portion of listed companies owned by households [in the UK] had dropped from more than… View Article

Front page coverage for CPS report on the energy price cap

A new report from the Centre for Policy Studies arguing in favour of scrapping the Energy Price Cap has made headlines as research shows the cap could be keeping prices high for consumers and contributing to inflation. As well as featuring on Sky News, LBC, and TalkTV news bulletins, the report made the front page… View Article

Immigration “clearly” exacerbates housing crisis says CPS researcher

Karl Williams, CPS Deputy Research Director, is quoted in the Sunday Times in a piece attempting to measure the UK’s true housing need. Williams says that with record net migration coming alongside poor levels of housebuilding over recent decades, it can feel like “running up the down escalator as we try in vain to escape… View Article

Calls grow to ditch inheritance tax

The Centre for Policy Studies report ‘Family-Friendly Taxation’ is referenced twice by the Telegraph as it continues its campaign to scrap inheritance tax. In the news section, a new poll finds IHT is Britain’s least popular tax, while the paper’s leader column argues “This is the moment to scrap the cruel death tax”. Read the… View Article

Financial press welcome CPS report on retail investing

The CPS, supported by the Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association, launched a new report urging government and financial institutions to better enable retail investing in the UK in order to support business and peoples’ finances. The report was covered by Bloomberg, City A.M., Daily Mail, the i paper, the FTAdviser, MoneyWeek, and the… View Article

Conservatives mull net-zero targets

Following the impact of ULEZ on the Uxbridge by-election, several Conservative voices are weighing up the political value of sticking to net-zero pledges. Robert Colvile, CPS Director, joined Niall Paterson on the Sky News Daily Podcast to discuss whether net zero policies can still be vote winners while Dillon Smith, Energy and Environment Researcher, told… View Article

Mark Lehain for ConservativeHome on trans guidance delays

CPS Head of Education Mark Lehain writes for ConservativeHome following delays to the publication of trans guidance for schools. Mark argues that although the delays are “frustrating”, it is important to get the guidance right and publishing it alongside the Religious and Sex Education guidance, given the overlap, makes some sense. Read the full article… View Article

CPS policy recommended in Times leader column

The editorial column in today’s Times newspaper highlights a 2021 CPS report as a potential solution to the crisis in Britain’s universities. Highlighting problems with the funding system which give universities an incentive to prefer foreign students over British ones, the paper backs a recommendation from Conor Walsh’s report ‘The Value of University’. Universities would… View Article

Scrap the OSB, says CPS Head of Tech

As the government announces yet more amendments for the Online Safety Bill, Matthew Feeney argues the “blunt power of legislation” could lead us down a dangerous path. Writing for The Critic, the CPS Head of Tech and Innovation, cautions that without serious change or even scrapping the bill, the UK will soon have “the most… View Article

Tinder for Trusts?

The first report from CPS Head of Education Mark Lehain was covered exclusively by Schools Week. In ‘Passing the Test’, Mark argues government needs to push ahead with plans to make all schools part of a strong academy trust and that the process should be improved to allow schools to more easily see what different… View Article

CPS wins govt review on ‘barmy’ window rules

Sometimes, making an argument takes thousands of words. And sometimes, it just takes a picture. CPS Head of Housing, Samuel Hughes, has been working with our friends at Create Streets to highlight the flaws in new building regulations. When he tweeted the perfect example of new stunted windows required to comply with new health and… View Article

UK undermining tech ambitions, warns CPS

The Digital Markets, Competition, and Consumer Bill risks undermining the UK’s tech competitiveness according to a new report from the CPS. City A.M. reports on the arguments made by Matthew Sinclair in ‘The Unregulated Regulator’, published by the Centre for Policy Studies. Measures currently in the Bill are based on out of date information and… View Article

Telegraph reports on Barclay speech to CPS

The Telegraph reports on the Health Secretary’s speech in the Centre for Policy Studies in which he set out plans on how to give patients more choice over their own care. Speaking to the CPS, Steve Barclay said it was right to focus on preventing health conditions from developing where possible but that people should… View Article

Families. How tax reform can help us defuse the demographic timebomb

Tom Clougherty, CPS Research Director, has contributed to ConservativeHome’s ongoing series of articles on reducing demand for government. In it Tom urges politicians to get over their “knee-jerk fear” of appearing paternalistic when talking about families and highlights the importance of strong families to economic growth, birth rate, and educational outcomes. The article goes on… View Article

‘The Future of Driving’ coverage continues

News outlets are continuing to cover recent CPS report ‘The Future of Driving’ as new figures emerge about unrepaired potholes across the UK. The report, which argues for per-mile road pricing for electric vehicles in part due to the wear and tear these heavier vehicles put on the nation’s roads, has been covered by the… View Article

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