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Public First and CPS to develop policies for the New Majority

The Conservative Party’s stunning victory on Thursday was built on the votes of a very different electorate. But who are this New Majority? And what do they now want from government? Two organisations that have already focused their work on this demographic are Public First and the Centre for Policy Studies. Today, they are announcing a ground-breaking partnership… View Article

CPS publishes ‘Stamping Down’

Government should press on with stamp duty cuts, argues CPS The Government is currently considering whether or not to reduce stamp duty in the coming months ahead of any election New report by a former No 10 adviser argues that stamp duty on homes is a tax on mobility and aspiration, and calls for drastic… View Article

CPS welcomes new CBI figures on cost of renationalisation

CPS welcomes new CBI analysis of Labour’s renationalisation plans The CBI is set to release a new analysis of Labour’s renationalisation plans on Monday 14th October 2019. It estimates the upfront cost of taking the water and energy utilities, train companies and Royal Mail into public ownership at £196 billion – the equivalent, as it… View Article

CPS publishes ‘Popular Capitalism’

Domestic agenda should be built around giving people more control of their lives, argues CPS In a new report, CPS Director Robert Colvile argues that politicians should embrace a domestic agenda built around offering people greater control of their lives ‘Popular Capitalism’ argues that voters have not been shown how both capitalism and conservatism work… View Article

CPS response to Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech

Jeremy Corbyn has today reiterated calls for the renationalisation of the energy, water, rail and mail sectors. It would require at least £176bn in borrowing, the equivalent of £6500 for every household. This would be an expensive gamble with a huge opportunity cost. Labour has previously indicated that it would save money by refusing to… View Article

CPS appoints new Research Fellows

The Centre for Policy Studies is delighted to announce that Rachel Wolf and Stephen Parkinson have agreed to become CPS Research Fellows and members of its Advisory Council. Rachel is the co-founder of Public First, a former member of the No 10 Policy Unit and a founder of the New Schools Network. She has been working with the CPS… View Article

CPS: Labour misses the point on Right to Buy

Labour’s private sector ‘Right to Buy’ would be dangerous and damaging The Labour Party is reportedly proposing a ‘right to buy’ for tenants in the private sector. This is superficially similar to a scheme proposed by the Centre for Policy Studies in October 2018 – but is a damaging and distorted version of that policy. ‘From Rent… View Article

CPS launches ‘Tipping the Balance’

USE ‘OPPORTUNITY ZONES’ TO SPREAD BENEFITS OF TRADE ACROSS ALL OF THE UK AFTER BREXIT, NEW CPS REPORT URGES Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) pamphlet shows London and South East dominate trade and FDI in the UK, responsible for 43 per cent of Britain’s exports, and over half of all new inward FDI projects between 2015 and… View Article

CPS hosts major international conference on Britain and America

CENTRE FOR POLICY STUDIES HOSTS MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BRITAIN AND AMERICA On Tuesday 25 June, the Centre for Policy Studies hosted the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Britain and America in the prestigious setting of the Guildhall, London. This year’s conference, which marks the 40th anniversary of Baroness Thatcher’s arrival in Downing Street,  examined the relationship… View Article

CPS launches ‘British Railways in 2019 – Reform or Renationalise?’

On Thursday 20th June, the Centre for Policy Studies launched ‘British Railways in 2019 – Reform or Renationalise?’, authored by Conor Walsh, Researcher for the Centre for Policy Studies. The briefing, written in anticipation of the Williams Review, which is due to be published in the autumn, evaluates the cases for renationalisation or for reform within… View Article

Liam Fox: Conservatives must inspire a new generation to reject the fundamentalism of socialism

LIAM FOX: CONSERVATIVES MUST INSPIRE A NEW GENERATION TO REJECT THE FUNDAMENTALISM OF SOCIALISM Delivering a wide-ranging speech at the Centre for Policy Studies on Thursday 13th June 2019, The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade said: Introduction: “The Conservative Party has been… View Article

Britain Beyond Brexit: A Collection of Essays

Britain Beyond Brexit: A Collection of Essays Edited by George Freeman MP In conjunction with the Centre for Policy Studies and the 2020 Group, George Freeman MP has brought together an all-star cast of Conservatives to set out a bold new vision beyond Brexit. Taking on the narrative of the hard left, this book explores… View Article

Tories ‘not on the side of small business’, say voters

TORIES ‘NOT ON THE SIDE OF SMALL BUSINESS‘, SAY VOTERS Former senior Government adviser calls for urgent simplification of small business tax regime in a major new report on small businesses. YouGov polling of both the public and small business owners/managersshows that they overwhelmingly believe the Government is not on the side of small business – but also agree it… View Article

Secretary of State Pompeo delivers Margaret Thatcher Lecture

To deliver the Margaret Thatcher lecture is truly humbling for me” – Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo On Wednesday 8 May, the Centre for Policy Studies was honoured to host the US Secretary of State, Michael R Pompeo, at Lancaster House to deliver the 2019 Margaret Thatcher Lecture – marking the 40th anniversary of Baroness Thatcher’s… View Article

CPS publishes blueprint for coping with no-deal Brexit

Both the British Government and the European Union insist that they do not want a “no-deal” Brexit. Yet it remains a possibility – and one which must be prepared for. Today, the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) publishes a major paper setting out the measures the Chancellor should consider in a no-deal scenario, designed to… View Article

CPS calls for skills revolution to grow new generation of UK tech unicorns

Report calls on UK Government to help ensure Britain produces more tech unicorns – high-growth tech companies valued more than £1bn Calls on Government to introduce ‘Unicorn Visas’ to help bring in talent to address UK skills gap Calls for an ambitious skills and mentoring programme to nurture homegrown tech experts Calls for a major… View Article

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