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Blogs by Daniel Burgon

Daniel Burgon is a CPS Economic Research Intern. He holds a BA in History from Royal Holloway, University of London and an MA in Modern History from King’s College London.

  • The Apprenticeship Levy won't close the productivity gap

    The Apprenticeship Levy won't close the productivity gap

    | Skills
    The UK’s productivity problem, which the CPS has recently addressed, is an alarming one.The solution is going to have to be multifaceted, but apprenticeships will be a crucial element. The Government evidently thinks so, and this is reflected in its introduction this year of the Apprenticeship Levy.The policy was formulated ...
  • Would the UK car industry suffer from a ‘no-deal’ scenario?

    Would the UK car industry suffer from a ‘no-deal’ scenario?

    | Trade
    The news that oiling the jammed Brexit negotiations with the European Union could cost the UK nearly £60bn has presented the government with a fresh reason to reconsider walking away from the negotiating table.When one sees talk of a no-deal situation in the media, however, it is rarely discussed in ...
  • Would the environment be safe in the free market’s hands?

    Would the environment be safe in the free market’s hands?

    | Environment
    Few things in Britain will escape the impact of Brexit and its environmental laws won’t be one of them.  The Environmental Policy Forum (EPF), a network of British professional environmental bodies and societies, has recently warned that the clock is ticking for the UK to transpose the great pile of ...