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.
The centre-right CPS thinktank was similarly critical. “It is for parliament to determine what is sufficiently harmful that it should not be allowed, not for Ofcom or individual platforms to guess,” it said. “If something is legal to say, it should be legal to type,” CPS’s director, Robert Colvile, added. Read more in The Guardian… View Article
Lockdown measures and pent-up demand for houses has caused the time it takes to buy a property to double, according to mortgage broker Trussle. At the same time, a recent report by the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) said the tax break had increased house sales to their highest level since before the 2007 financial… View Article
Rishi Sunak announces locations of eight new freeports across England in a bid to boost international trade
Rishi Sunak today unveiled the eight sites for the first freeports to be created in England. The Chancellor used the Budget to confirm the locations of the ‘special economic zones’ that were first announced in the Tories’ 2019 election manifesto. In 2016, Mr Sunak – before he was given a ministerial role – authored a… View Article