The Government is right to pursue more flexible ticketing policies, especially in the light of the pandemic. However, the commitment to 'new opportunities for innovators' must include not only preserving but if possible expanding scope for competition within the system.
The Centre for Policy Studies is delighted to announce that Dr Frank Luntz, the leading American pollster and political strategist, will be joining the think tank as a Visiting Academic Fellow this summer.
A new report by the Centre for Policy Studies looks at the effects of the measure introduced by the Chancellor in response to the pandemic, and finds that after an initial sharp decline in sales between April-June 2020, the number of transactions increased by nearly 140% by the end of Q4 – the highest level since before the global financial crisis in 2007/8.
The Rt Hon Jake Berry MP, Chair of the Northern Research Group of MPs, and Nick King, CPS Research Fellow and former Government advisor, call on the Prime Minister to mirror the radicalism of Thatcher’s Big Bang in the 80s, and reward the voters who lent him their vote and contributed to the Conservative majority in 2019.