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CPS responds to Chancellor’s Winter Economic Plan

The Centre for Policy Studies, the leading centre-right think tank, welcomed the announcement of the Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan.   Robert Colvile, Director of the CPS, said: ‘With the resurgence of the coronavirus and the tightening of restrictions, it was clear that some form of continued employment support would be needed – but that the… View Article

Pension-style solution is best fix for social care crisis, finds new study

With more than 1 in 20 care home residents having died from coronavirus, the need to fix the crisis in social care is more acute than ever  New analysis from the Centre for Policy Studies compares the leading models for social care reform  It finds that the system proposed by the Dilnot commission would be… View Article

CPS strongly welcomes new White Paper on planning

The Centre for Policy Studies today welcomed the publication of the Government’s White Paper, ‘Planning for the Future’. The think tank praised the focus on delivering sufficient new build homes and home ownership, which has been the core focus of its own work on housing. The CPS also welcomed the move towards giving communities greater… View Article

The UK must be the champion of global entrepreneurship, says former Johnson adviser

The coronavirus pandemic is calling globalisation into question as businesses focus more on regionalised trade. A new report by James Sproule, former senior business adviser to Boris Johnson in Downing Street, argues that the key to making the UK a champion for global entrepreneurship – and making the vision of Global Britain a reality –… View Article

Coronavirus: the situation is even worse than our early estimates

The impact of coronavirus will be far higher than expected In April, the Centre for Policy Studies published the first full estimate of the cost of coronavirus, predicting that borrowing this year could exceed £300 billion. The OBR’s central estimate is now £322 billion, which does not include the package of up to £30 billion announced… View Article

CPS responds to Chancellor’s statement

The Centre for Policy Studies responds to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s summer economic update, and his Plan for Jobs. On the temporary cut to Stamp Duty, Alex Morton, CPS Head of Policy, said:  “We are delighted to see the cut in Stamp duty announced today – as one of the most hated and economically damaging taxes, this… View Article

Digital technologies can boost Britain’s small businesses

22% of small and medium-sized enterprises still don’t use digital platforms, such as Google, Facebook and LinkedIn, in their daily operations 61% of senior decision makers in British SMEs believe that technology and digital platforms have helped their business to expand Half (49%) agree that digital platforms have allowed their businesses to compete more effectively… View Article

CPS launches ‘Going for Growth’ programme

This week, the Centre for Policy Studies – the UK’s leading centre-right think tank – published a landmark report, written with the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, on how the economy can recover in the wake of the pandemic. ‘After the Virus’ is the first comprehensive study of how to repair the economic damage caused… View Article

We need to focus on jobs and growth, not austerity

Major new report by Sajid Javid MP and Centre for Policy Studies sets out a vision for economic recovery after the pandemic. ‘After the Virus’ is the first detailed post-crisis blueprint for how to renew growth across every part of the UK. Former Chancellor warns that the crisis is likely to exacerbate the regional disparities… View Article

Urgent help needed to save house building

Leading centre-right think tank proposes new scheme to protect housebuilding sector from collapse.  Its analysis of past recessions, and industry data, shows that the coronavirus crisis could lead to a fall in supply of at least 76,000 homes this year and likely next, with housebuilding not recovering until well into the 2020s  This would make… View Article

Britain ‘can lead the world in hydrogen power’

The UK Government is committed to reaching Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Transport is now the biggest contributor to emissions – and the main driver of dangerously high levels of air pollution in many towns and cities.   A new report from the Centre for Policy Studies, the leading centre-right think tank, argues… View Article

Borrowing could hit £300bn as costs of coronavirus rise

Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, it has been clear that it will have a huge economic and fiscal impact. It was right that the Government put public safety first by imposing the lockdown – and that it acted swiftly and decisively to support the economy. But both of these actions come at a… View Article

Carbon Border Tax would stop Britain Hiding its True Carbon Emissions

Carbon Border Tax would stop Britain Hiding its True Carbon Emissions  Importing electricity, carbon-intensive goods and raw materials from overseas allows Britain to hide carbon emissions During the recent “coal free” fortnight, no domestic coal was used to power the grid – but Britain imported an estimated 40.4 GWh of Dutch coal-fired generation To level… View Article

CPS responds to Government Budget Plans

Robert Colvile, Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, said: On coronavirus ‘This was an extremely impressive performance from the new Chancellor – and one that showed he is taking the threat of the coronavirus incredibly seriously. ‘The CPS called for the Chancellor to prioritise support for employees and small businesses in order to limit… View Article

A Budget of two halves

The Budget – Key Points A Budget of two halves It’s a cliché, but one that can’t be avoided. In the second half of his Budget, the new Chancellor – who cut an extremely impressive figure at the Despatch Box – set out a relatively normal fiscal statement, if one that was heavier on the… View Article

CPS sets out its Budget priorities for the Chancellor

The Centre for Policy Studies has published a pre-Budget briefing outlining the priority areas that Rishi Sunak, the new Chancellor, should address in order to boost growth and allow hard-working people to keep more of their earnings. The leading centre-right think tank recognises that the Chancellor faces a tough balancing act, with manifesto promises for… View Article

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