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CPS welcomes the Prime Minister’s statement on stopping the Channel crossings

Karl Williams, Researcher at the Centre for Policy Studies and co-author of “Stopping the Crossings” said: “The announcement from the Prime Minister today shows how seriously the government is taking the issue of tackling illegal migration. “The key principles we set out in “Stopping the Crossings” – that if you arrive illegally via a safe… View Article

CPS welcomes Chancellor’s financial services reforms

Gerard B Lyons, Business Researcher at the Centre for Policy Studies, said: “The ‘Edinburgh Reforms’ to financial services unveiled by the Chancellor today are a welcome collection of proposals that strike the right balance between seizing the benefits of Brexit and avoiding unnecessary change for its own sake. “Some have accused these reforms of representing… View Article

CPS Response: Schools Bill Scrapped

Mark Lehain, Head of Education at the Center for Policy Studies said: “Given the political turmoil of recent months, it is not too surprising the Schools Bill has been scrapped in its current form. However, that is no excuse for the most urgent and important elements of the Bill not to be addressed so it… View Article

Autumn Statement Response: Hunt wields the scalpel, not the axe

The Autumn Statement was a sensible and measured response to the fiscal challenges facing the country, the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) said today. While it is never a good idea for taxes to go up, the Chancellor rightly steered clear of many of the most dangerous ideas aired in the run-up to this statement…. View Article

CPS welcomes Government’s plan for growth

The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) has welcomed the Government’s new growth plan, announced to Parliament this morning. While acknowledging the daunting scale of the economic headwinds, the CPS applauds the new Chancellor’s conviction that sustainably boosting economic growth should be the primary focus of government policy, and that a mixture of tax reform and… View Article

Cancelling corporation tax rise will boost GDP by 1.2% – but reforming capital allowances could do even more

Read the full release here  On Friday, Kwasi Kwarteng is widely expected to cancel Rishi Sunak’s proposed rise in corporation tax from 19% to 25% New modelling by the US-based Tax Foundation and the Centre for Policy Studies shows that in the long term this will increase GDP by 1.2%, investment by 2% and wages… View Article

In memory of Tessa Keswick

The Centre for Policy Studies expresses its deepest sorrow at the loss of Tessa Keswick. Lady Keswick, who died on Tuesday at the age of 79, became Director of the CPS in 1995, having been a special adviser to Kenneth Clarke during his time in government. In 2004 she became deputy chairman of the think… View Article

CPS urges Government to push for energy abundance

The costs of the freeze on energy bills will be eye-watering, as CPS analysis this week made clear. But it is clear that, as with the pandemic, ministers felt they had little alternative – and they are to be commended on resisting the pressure for a windfall tax that would have damaged the very investment we need… View Article

CPS welcomes Government action on childcare costs

The Centre for Policy Studies today welcomed the Government’s proposals to improve the cost, choice and availability of childcare, which mirror many of the suggestions made in a recent report. As the CPS has highlighted, the Government’s pledge to consult on cutting ratio regulations is a crucial first step in making sure the cost of… View Article

CPS welcomes support for most vulnerable, but warns over windfall tax

The Centre for Policy Studies today welcomed the Government’s action on the cost of living crisis, but warned that the windfall tax would have adverse long-term effects. The increased support the Chancellor announced today for households to help mitigate the cost of living crisis is extremely welcome, especially for the most vulnerable Focusing support on… View Article

CPS welcomes energy security strategy, but warns of missed opportunities

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

Sunak brings in Universal Working Income – and credits CPS

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

Online Safety Bill still faces serious problems

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

‘Inclusive Britain’ strategy represents practical plan for tackling inequalities

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

CPS welcomes White Paper, but says private sector must be at the heart of levelling up

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

Proposals to reform higher education will help protect students

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

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