The welfare state in Britain has become uniquely unpopular. A major three-year research programme, including polling and focus groups by the Centre for Policy Studies and Public First investigating public attitudes to the welfare state, has concluded that fairness is at the heart of the problem.Read More
New CPS report is calling for changes to help key workers get their foot on the property ladder, and repay them for their efforts during the pandemic.
The CPS argues that Government should prioritise bottom-up integration and collaboration, as well as gathering more evidence from existing pilot schemes, rather than pursuing another top-down reorganisation of the NHS on an insufficient evidence base - especially given the strain the health service is already under due to the pandemic.
A new report by the Centre for Policy Studies shows that if vacant retail space could be repurposed, it could create around 500,000 homes, or more if the space were converted into flats.
A new report by the Centre for Policy Studies calls for changes to the planning system to open up the market and allow better access for small and medium sized companies and to diversify the housing supply.
CPS urges Chancellor to help private sector drive recovery
History Repeating? The lessons of the postwar recovery
A 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 from 132,090 in Q2 to 225,870 in Q3 and 316,300 by the end of Q4 – the highest level since before the global financial crisis in 2007/8.
A new CPS report sets out a series of recommendations on how to stimulate private sector investment and create a globally recognised, economic powerhouse in the North of England. The aim would be to replicate the impact of the 1980s Big Bang, which unlocked billions of pounds of investment in London and the South East, but with a set of measures which reflect the North’s existing strengths and future potential.
Reforms to the Universal Credit system could make it more generous post-Covid than it was going into the pandemic – and significantly better at rewarding work.
Public sector pay freeze could save up to £23 billion by 2023