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Taking Back Control

A new report from Robert Jenrick MP, Neil O’Brien MP, and CPS Research Director Karl Williams argues that the scale and composition of recent migration have failed to deliver the significant economic and fiscal benefits its advocates promised, while putting enormous pressure on housing, public services and infrastructure.

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The Online Safety Bill – What’s Changed?

Matthew Feeney - Media & Technology

The Centre for Policy Studies has today released a new briefing note, ‘The Online Safety Bill – What’s Changed?’, in response to the announcement earlier this week by the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport of amendments to the Online Safety Bill. The bulletin analyses some of the most noteworthy changes and takes into… View Article

Giving Back Control

Samuel Hughes - Housing

Housing has recently become one of the most controversial issues in British politics. The Government has recommitted to its target of building 300,000 homes per year. But it has also promised to do more to give local communities control over the planning process. A new report by the Centre for Policy Studies examines the leading… View Article

The UK’s International Tax Competitiveness 2022 Update

Tom Clougherty -

The US-based Tax Foundation think tank this week published its annual International Tax Competitiveness Index, which showed the UK coming in 26th out of 38 OECD countries However, with corporation tax rising to 25% in April and Rishi Sunak’s super-deduction set to expire without replacement, calculations by the Tax Foundation for the Centre for Policy… View Article

A Censor’s Charter? The case against the Online Safety Bill

Matthew Feeney - Media & Technology

As the Government weighs up its options on the Online Safety Bill, a new report from the Centre for Policy Studies urges ministers to fundamentally rethink the proposals While having noble intentions, the OSB is a major threat to freedom of speech, as it will incentivise firms to remove much legitimate and legal content for… View Article

After the Super-Deduction

Tom Clougherty - Tax

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 by 1.1% compared to the… View Article

Economic Bulletin: The Bleak Midwinter

Karl Williams - Energy

As the new Government prepares to unveil its package of energy reforms, analysis from the Centre for Policy Studies shows the extraordinary potential cost of some of the measures under consideration. A new briefing note from the think tank, ‘The Bleak Midwinter’, sets out the awful economic impacts of the energy price crisis and the… View Article

The New Majority

James Frayne - Politics

Working-class voters are abandoning the Conservatives as the cost of living crisis bites – and shoring up their support needs to be the party’s overwhelming priority That is the main message in ‘The New Majority’, a new report by the Centre for Policy Studies and policy research agency Public First, which examines the changes to… View Article

No Way to Help the High Street

Tom Clougherty - Economy

The Government has floated the idea of an online sales tax to support high streets at the expense of online retailers, potentially set at 1% or 2% of online sales. A new paper from the Centre for Policy Studies, supported by the Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec), today shows that this would do more… View Article

The Right to Own

Alex Morton - Economy

Right to Buy was one of the most transformative policies of the 20th century, making the dream of home ownership a reality for millions. Since its introduction in the 1980s, approximately 4.5 million social tenants took up the opportunity to buy their homes from the state. But the numbers have fallen off a cliff, hitting a low of… View Article

Why Choose Britain?

Robert Colvile - Economy

Britain’s prosperity has long depended on being open to talent and investment. Following Brexit and the pandemic, and amid the worst cost of living crisis in a generation, that openness is more important than ever. It is crucial to boosting economic growth and raising living standards, and will be absolutely necessary in delivering the Government’s… View Article

Cutting the cost of living

Karl Williams - Economy

British households continue to face the dire realities of a worsening cost of living crisis, which the Government has rightly made its number one priority. A new Centre for Policy Studies briefing paper today outlines a host of measures that the Government could implement immediately to help address the short term challenges of the cost of living… View Article

Changing Track

Tony Lodge - Public Services

Just over two years ago the United Kingdom went into its first national lockdown. Overnight, rail lost its monopoly on commuting. Journeys fell from 1.7 billion to 388 million and the industry faced an unprecedented revenue crisis which has burdened taxpayers with a £14 billion bill. Despite the UK being one of the most open societies… View Article

Solving the Childcare Challenge

Elizabeth Dunkley - Public Services

Britain has the highest childcare costs in the developed world – a typical two-earner family in the UK spends around 30% of their household income on nurseries and childminders, twice as much as in France and three times higher than in Germany or Japan. This is despite the state subsidising childcare to the tune of… View Article

Economic Bulletin: Back to the 1970s?

Karl Williams - Economy

The Cost of Living Crisis The cost of living squeeze is already hurting British households, and it’s only going to get worse. Inflation – which reached 5.5% in January – is outpacing wage growth, leading to a decline in real incomes. Interest rates are going up. At least two thirds of adults are reporting cost… View Article

National Insurance: A Plan to Blunt the Pain

Robert Colvile - Economy

With every week that goes by, the depth of the cost of living crisis becomes clearer – and the impact on households worsens. So the Government’s planned 1.25% rise in National Insurance Contributions, set to come into force in just two weeks, could not come at a worse time. The Centre for Policy Studies has… View Article

Trading Up

Nick King - Economy

SMEs make up 99.9% of UK businesses, employing 16.3 million people. They are at the heart of the UK economy. Yet historically, they have been far more reluctant to export than their international rivals. Only one in 10 British businesses export; far fewer than many of our European counterparts. In a major new paper, CPS… View Article

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