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The Costs of a Four-Day Week to the Public Sector

The Costs of a Four-Day Week to the Public Sector

- Public Services

A new report by Jethro Elsden for the Centre for Policy Studies, attempts to evaluate the costs for the public sector of a four-day work week.

A Rising Tide: Levelling up left-behind Britain

A Rising Tide: Levelling up left-behind Britain

Nick King & Eamonn Ives - General

A new Centre for Policy Studies report, launched today by the Communities Secretary, the Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, sets out the full extent to which wealth, talent, trade and investment are concentrated in London and the South East – and offers a detailed blueprint to spread prosperity more widely.

Popular Capitalism

Popular Capitalism

Robert Colvile -

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.

Fight for Free Schools

Fight for Free Schools

Suella Braverman MP - General

‘Fight for Free Schools’, authored by Suella Braverman MP, urges the Government to double down on the success of the free schools programme by speeding up the expansion of free schools and ensuring that they act as drivers of competition and innovation within the system.

Changing Gear: A Growth Budget to Boost the British Economy

Changing Gear: A Growth Budget to Boost the British Economy

The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP - Economy

'Changing Gear: A Growth Budget to Boost the British Economy', authored by The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, explains how and why the British economy urgently needs a Budget for Growth to kick start a boost to the British economy.

British Railways - Reform or Renationalise?

British Railways - Reform or Renationalise?

Conor Walsh -

Ahead of the Williams Review, the CPS published a new briefing examining the contrasting cases for renationalisation of the rail network or for further reforms to promote competition.

Britain Beyond Brexit

Britain Beyond Brexit

Edited by George Freeman - General

'Britain Beyond Brexit' is a collection of essays by almost 40 leading politicians, edited by George Freeman MP. It unites Conservative MPs from north and south, left and right, Leave and Remain to set out ideas to take Britain forward after Brexit - including contributions from Sajid Javid, Ruth Davidson, Dominic Raab, Penny Mordaunt and Matt Hancock.

Think Small - A blueprint for supporting UK small businesses

Think Small - A blueprint for supporting UK small businesses

Nick King - Tax

‘Think Small’ is a new report which looks to make life a lot easier for small companies. It is authored by Nick King, Head of Business at the Centre for Policy Studies. The report calls for the Government to adopt an emblematic policy to champion small and family businesses: the Simple Consolidated Tax.

Fixing the Care Crisis

Fixing the Care Crisis

Centre for Policy Studies - Health

In a new report for the Centre for Policy Studies, the Rt Hon Damian Green MP puts forward a bold and comprehensive proposal to secure the future of social care.

A Budget for No Deal

A Budget for No Deal

Centre for Policy Studies - Economy

The British Government and the EU insist they do not want a "no-deal" Brexit, yet it remains a possibility. That is why we have set out measures the Chancellor should consider in a no-deal scenario.

Herding Unicorns

Herding Unicorns

- Media & Technology

'Herding Unicorns' proposes new reforms - including mentoring programmes and 'Unicorn Visas' - to help the UK nurture homegrown entrepreneurs and promote the next generation of tech companies.

The Truth About Britain's Railways

The Truth About Britain's Railways

Conor Walsh -

The New Year brings the traditional grumbling about the cost of train fares - especially since punctuality has fallen to its lowest level since 2005. Yet new CPS analysis suggests that Britain's rail network is in better shape than many people realise.

All Hands on Deck

All Hands on Deck

Guy Opperman MP and Laura Farris - Economy

Businesses and employers can and should do more to help close Britain’s productivity gap. Guy Opperman MP suggests Britain businesses should follow the example of US firms who found high employee engagement was reflected in at least a 20% boost to productivity and profitability.

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.