The Centre for Policy Studies today welcomed the Government’s new energy security strategy, but warned that it may do little to bring down bills in the short term. The CPS welcomed the core decision to bolster domestic energy supply, having led the way in warning about the threats to our energy security. It also welcomed… View Article
The Centre for Policy Studies warmly welcomed the Chancellor’s landmark decision to raise National Insurance thresholds to the same level as income tax, in response to the cost of living crisis. This policy, the Universal Working Income, was suggested by the Centre for Policy Studies in its landmark 2018 paper Make Work Pay, and was… View Article
Responding to the Government’s Online Safety Bill, Robert Colvile, Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, said: ‘The latest formulation of the Online Safety Bill makes welcome steps towards restricting the scope of the ‘legal but harmful’ aspect of the Bill, and a strengthened role for parliament is a necessary development. ‘However, we remain deeply… View Article
Responding to the Government’s ‘Inclusive Britain’ strategy Callum Price, Head of Communications at the Centre for Policy Studies, said: “The Government is right to back the Sewell report’s argument that the causes of ethnic disparities are complex and diverse, and require a range of policy responses to address them. Unfair treatment on the basis of… View Article
The Centre for Policy Studies think tank today welcomed the publication of the Levelling Up White Paper – and in particular the credit given at the Despatch Box by Michael Gove to the CPS’s work in this area. But it urged ministers to do more to put business, the private sector and private sector… View Article
Speaking on the new consulation by the Department for Education and Office for Students on higher education, Robert Colvile, Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, said: “It is excellent news that the Government is taking action on higher education as we suggested in our report The Value of University. Under the current system, universities are… View Article
Welcoming the news that the United Kingdom has signed a free trade deal with Australia, Centre for Policy Studies Research Fellow Nick King said: “The UK-AUS free trade deal is excellent news for British business and consumers, opening new export markets abroad and lowering prices for consumers at home. The government have done well to ignore… View Article
The Centre for Policy Studies think tank welcomed the Government’s decision to cut taxes for the working poor by reducing the Universal Credit taper rate – a flagship CPS policy.
The Government is being urged to create 250,000 new homes for key workers as a reward for their efforts during the pandemic. The Centre for Policy Studies – a centre-right think tank – has called on ministers to set aside land for a new class of “homes for heroes”.
The Government should be praised for having the courage to grasp the nettle on this issue. There are no perfect options here – but that said, it is disappointing that ministers have chosen to stick with the Dilnot model, which entrenches housing inequalities, rather than the state pension model proposed by the CPS and Damian Green MP.
The Government is embarking on the most significant NHS reforms for a decade, with the aim of improving collaboration and integration across health and social care.
Hydrogen will be crucial to achieving a Net Zero economy, and it’s encouraging to see the Government recognise the important role it has to play.
Responding to the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan, published today, Eamonn Ives, CPS Head of Energy and Environment, said: ‘The Transport Decarbonisation Plan was a great opportunity to drive forward the Government’s Net Zero mission. Some of its policies were certainly welcome, and have been long-standing CPS policy proposals. The promised consultation on reforming the Bus… View Article
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The Government is right to pursue more flexible ticketing policies, especially in the light of the pandemic.