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Make Work Pay

Make Work Pay

Tom Clougherty - Tax

'Make Work Pay' puts forward major proposals to reshape the tax system around a simple principle: to make work pay. One key proposal is to raising National Insurance threshold to create a universal working income, free of income tax and National Insurance.

From Rent to Own

From Rent to Own

Alex Morton - Housing

The UK needs an ownership revolution. 'From Rent to Own' proposes that for a single year, the Government should turn the Capital Gains Tax payable by a landlord on sale of a rented home into a rebate shared between landlord and tenant.

Five Proposals for Savings Reform

Five Proposals for Savings Reform

Michael Johnson - Pensions

The complexity, cost, and inflexibility of the pensions system, combined with widespread distrust of the pensions industry, is putting basic rate taxpayers off saving for their futures. Michael Johnson puts forward 5 reforms to turn the tide on Britain's saving habits.

Technically Gifted

Technically Gifted

Toby Young -

Toby Young proposes radical reforms to ensure technical and vocation education are available for all students with a flair them, not just children who are seen as not bright enough to do traditional academic GCSEs.

Down with Deposits: The Case for Rental Insurance

Down with Deposits: The Case for Rental Insurance

Brian Sturgess - Housing

Up-front deposits mean renters lose out on accruing interest on their money, which they can also struggle to get back. A deposit replacement insurance system would insure landlords against damage or missed rent while allowing tenants to avoid borrowing.

A Risk Too Far

A Risk Too Far

Michael Johnson - Pensions

Royal Mail plans to offers its employees a Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) pensions scheme risk undermining recently-gained pensions freedoms and creating irreversible intergenerational injustice for members.

Who Governs Britain?

Who Governs Britain?

Matt Warman MP - Constitution & Democracy

Polling commissioned by the Centre for Policy Studies reveals astonishing lack of trust in elected officials to act in the public interest. Matt Warman MP argues that both the appearance and the reality of government must change to address real public concerns about a crisis of confidence in democracy.

Fair Business Banking for All

Fair Business Banking for All

Kevin Hollinrake MP - Economy

Small and medium businesses are the lifeblood of the British economy but many fail to scale up because they are reluctant to take on the borrowing they need due to a lack of trust in big banks.

An NHS Bonus

An NHS Bonus

Dr Paul Goldsmith - Health

NHS pay is opaque, outmoded, and rising nearly three times as fast as claimed. Reform is needed to address gaps in care between rich and poor areas and incentivise staff performance, says new CPS report.

Why the health of the NHS depends on growth and reform

Why the health of the NHS depends on growth and reform

Centre for Policy Studies - Health

CPS cautions against increased NHS spending following analysis which shows that such extra spending has an alarming tendency to go hand in hand with greater waste.

New Blue - Ideas for a New Generation

New Blue - Ideas for a New Generation

Centre for Policy Studies - Politics

The Centre for Policy Studies publishes a collection of essays from bright young thinkers on the centre-right, including Conservative MPs from the 2015 and 2017 intakes, on topics that matter to young people.

Powerful Patients & Paperless Systems

Powerful Patients & Paperless Systems

Alan Mak - Health

A major new report by Havant MP Alan Mak, published by the Centre for Policy Studies, proposes ambitious reforms to the NHS, shedding paper, pagers and fax machines to create a fully digital NHS that will help patients take control of their treatment.

Mission Accomplished?

Mission Accomplished?

Robert Colvile and Daniel Mahoney - Economy

Robert Colvile and Daniel Mahoney warn Philip Hammond not let recent economic figures tempt him into ending austerity, the Chancellor has no room for complacency.

The Cost of Nationalisation

The Cost of Nationalisation

Daniel Mahoney - Economy

Labour's nationalisation agenda could cost the government £176bn, or £6,500 for every household, concludes research by the Centre for Policy Studies.

A Royal Commission on the NHS: The Remit

A Royal Commission on the NHS: The Remit

Maurice Saatchi and Dominic Nutt - Health

Maurice Saatchi and Dominic Nutt outline how a well-designed Royal Commission, above party politics and agendas, can bring together a blueprint to safeguard the future of the NHS.