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CPS researcher responds to FCA proposed reforms to listing regime

Centre for Policy Studies Business Researcher, Gerard B Lyons, responds to FCA proposed reforms to listing regime: ‘The FCA should be praised for its proposed reforms to the listing regime, which will undoubtedly improve London’s international competitiveness. Amid intense global competition, the UK cannot afford to take its foot off the pedal but must ensure… View Article

UK should accelerate reform of biofuels mandate to boost green credentials and food security, says new CPS report

Every time a motorist refuels their vehicle, they are paying for the UK’s biofuels mandate, the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). This is buried in the per litre cost at the pump, so public awareness is low, but 6% of the total fuel bill in fact pays for biofuels blended into petrol and diesel. While… View Article

CPS Head of Education responds to ‘Beyond Ofsted’ inquiry

In response to launch of ‘Beyond Ofsted – An Inquiry into the Future of School Inspection’, Mark Lehain, CPS Head of Education, said: ‘What and how Ofsted inspects is a very important topic for discussion. Being sponsored by a union that has long questioned Ofsted’s legitimacy, it will be really interesting to see what the… View Article

CPS responds to Hewitt Review into integrated care

Responding to the Hewitt Review of integrated care systems, Karl Williams, Senior Researcher at the Centre for Policy Studies, said: ‘The Hewitt Review makes some promising recommendations on integrating healthcare data to drive better outcomes for patients and enhance accountability within the health service. Similarly, its suggestion that ICSs are benchmarked against each other will surely help highlight areas of… View Article

MP welcomes reports UK set to join CPTPP

Responding to news reports that the UK is set to join the CPTPP, Anthony Mangnall MP, co-author of CPS paper ‘Looking East: The Case for UK Membership of CPTPP’, said: ‘It is enormously welcome news that the UK appears set to join the CPTPP and realise the benefits my CPS report laid out. ‘Membership will… View Article

CPS welcomes focus on business investment and economic inactivity

The Centre for Policy Studies welcomed the Chancellor’s decision at today’s Budget to focus on the issues of business investment and economic inactivity – and of course the news that Britain is expected to avoid recession. On business investment, the think tank was warmly supportive of the decision to introduce ‘full expensing’, a policy it… View Article

Britain’s economic inactivity problem misdiagnosed, says new report

Tomorrow’s Budget is widely expected to focus on economic inactivity, which is now one of Britain’s biggest economic challenges The UK has 516,000 more economically inactive people aged 16-64 than pre-pandemic. Only three OECD countries have seen inactivity increase more than the UK A new Centre for Policy Studies report tempers two common explanations for… View Article

Britain will be ‘significantly worse place to do business’ following corporation tax rise

Britain is about to become a significantly worse place to do business, as corporation tax rises and the super-deduction expires. Modelling by the CPS and US-based Tax Foundation suggests that the corporation tax rise will reduce long-run GDP by 1.2%. The combination of the two will be even worse, seeing us fall from 10th to… View Article

RSE review “makes complete sense” says CPS Head of Education

Commenting on news the Prime Minister has asked the Department for Education to bring forward a review into  relationships and sex education in schools, CPS Head of Education Mark Lehain said: “Bringing forward the review of RSE is great news and makes complete sense. There were questions from teachers about how far they should or… View Article

Government immigration announcement ‘welcome steps towards tacking back control’, says CPS

In response to the Home Secretary’s Illegal Migration Bill statement in the House of Commons, Karl Williams, CPS Senior Researcher and co-author of ‘Stopping the Crossings’, said: ‘While the Home Secretary did not go into detail, the measures reported to be included in the Illegal Migration Bill, many of which were outlined in our ‘Stopping… View Article

Record asylum backlog shows need to stop the crossings, says CPS

Figures published today by the Home Office show that, in the final quarter of 2022, the backlog of cases awaiting an initial asylum decision reached the highest level since current records began – and that while the number of caseworkers has doubled in the past year, more progress needs to be made. The speed with… View Article

UK can support semiconductors without subsidy arms race, says new report

A secure supply of high-end semiconductor chips underpins the modern world. Ahead of the Government’s long awaited semiconductor strategy, a new CPS report ‘Cashing in our Chips’ sets out how the UK can support the industry without entering into a subsidy arms race. While the UK develops its policy, the US, the EU and Taiwan… View Article

Sir Michael Heller

All of us at the Centre for Policy Studies would like to share our sorrow at the passing of Sir Michael Heller, who served on our Board for 25 years. Sir Michael, who died aged 86, is survived by his wife, Lady Morven, and their children, Andrew, John and Nicola. As well as his work… View Article

CPS responds to Chancellor’s speech on growth

Robert Colvile, Centre for Policy Studies Director, said: ‘The Chancellor’s speech struck all the right notes. It is clear he understands both the economic challenges we face, and the opportunities we could capitalise on with the right policy approach. ‘Mr Hunt is right that we need to focus on our strategic advantages, prioritising investment and… View Article

Former ministers endorse CPS paper demolishing housing market myths

In recent months, housing has become an increasingly contentious issue A major new CPS report, ‘The Case for Housebuilding’, takes on and demolishes many of the most common myths about Britain’s housing crisis It shows that we have a massive shortfall in homes, especially compared to our neighbours, and that this has played a key… View Article

CPS responds to Online Safety Bill votes

Following last night’s votes in the House of Commons, Matthew Feeney, Head of Technology and Innovation at the Centre for Policy Studies, said: ‘Now the House of Commons is on the brink of passing the Online Safety Bill to the House of Lords, it is there we need to focus our hopes and efforts to… View Article

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