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The Case Against Raising the Minimum Wage

The Case Against Raising the Minimum Wage

Jethro Elsden - Economy

The generosity of the impulse behind raising and expanding the National Living Wage can only be applauded. But going ahead with the current plans will harm the very people it is designed to help.

A Framework for the Future: Reforming the UK Tax System

A Framework for the Future: Reforming the UK Tax System

Tom Clougherty -

If the UK is to recover from the pandemic as quickly as possible, it needs economic growth. However, according to new CPS report, the current tax system is not equipped to deliver it.

Saving £30 Billion: 9 Simple Steps

Saving £30 Billion: 9 Simple Steps

Alex Morton -

Our new report outlines nine areas where the Government could make easy savings, or realise extra value, without increasing the burden on ordinary families and small businesses.

Wrong Taxes, Wrong Time

Wrong Taxes, Wrong Time

Tom Clougherty -

UK comes 22nd out of 36 OECD countries in 2020 International Tax Competitiveness Index, published by the US-based Tax Foundation. New analysis shows tax rises reportedly being considered by Treasury would make international position far worse.

Upwardly Mobile: How the UK can gain the full benefits of the 5G revolution

Upwardly Mobile: How the UK can gain the full benefits of the 5G revolution

Alex Jackman -

In the CPS report ‘Upwardly Mobile: How the UK can gain the full benefits of the 5G revolution’, former Government advisers Alex Jackman and Nick King argue that Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda and the UK’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is at risk without a faster 5G rollout – to the tune of £41 billion.

From SMI to Mortgage Support

From SMI to Mortgage Support

james heywood -

New paper from the Centre for Policy Studies warns that, as millions face losing their jobs when furlough ends next month, many will risk losing their homes as well when the mortgage holiday arrangements end at the same time.

Safety without Censorship: A better way to tackle online harms

Safety without Censorship: A better way to tackle online harms

Caroline Elsom -

New CPS report , 'Safety without Censorship', raises significant concerns about the existing proposals for regulating online speech, which the think tank argues will stifle freedom of expression and penalise small businesses and start-ups who will be unable to afford the costs of compliance.

Fixing Social Care: The Fundamental Choices

Fixing Social Care: The Fundamental Choices

Jethro Elsden - Social Policy

As the Government prepares to unveil its long-awaited plan for social care, a new report by the Centre for Policy Studies, the leading centre-right think tank, weighs up the three leading options for social care reform, ranking them by cost, political feasibility and impact on supply.

Going Global: How to make the UK the champion of worldwide entrepreneurship

Going Global: How to make the UK the champion of worldwide entrepreneurship

James Sproule -

‘Going Global’, published by the Centre for Policy Studies, argues that the government should establish two connected schemes: e-citizenship (modelled on the scheme introduced by Estonia) and e-businesses. Trusted entrepreneurs would be able to set up and operate start-up firms from anywhere in the world, while adhering to and benefiting from British corporate governance and English law.

Platforms for Growth: How digital technologies can boost productivity

Platforms for Growth: How digital technologies can boost productivity

Eamonn Ives -

Our new report shows that technology and digital platforms have been crucial in boosting the performance and productivity of businesses. However, it warns that Britain is still not making the most of this opportunity – not least because of a failure to understand the full economic impact of the digital revolution.

After the Virus: A plan for restoring growth

After the Virus: A plan for restoring growth

Sajid Javid - Economy

Major new report by Sajid Javid MP and Centre for Policy Studies sets out a vision for economic recovery after the pandemic. Report stresses vital importance of Bank of England independence but argues that the Government and the Bank should consider a shift in its remit from targeting inflation to nominal GDP, in order to better deliver sustained growth.

Help to Build: An emergency plan to support housing supply

Help to Build: An emergency plan to support housing supply

Alex Morton - Housing

The Centre for Policy Studies, Britain's leading centre-right think tank, has developed an emergency plan to support the housing sector. ‘Help to Build’ – written by David Cameron's former chief housing adviser – would help all developers to weather the storm, ensure continuing housing supply while saving smaller and medium sized developers from ruin and having to make hardworking employees redundant.

How Hydrogen Can Fuel A Transport Revolution

How Hydrogen Can Fuel A Transport Revolution

Eamonn Ives - Energy

The new report from the Centre for Policy Studies, the leading centre-right think tank, argues that the approach to transport decarbonisation must not leave certain vehicles behind, and in doing so forfeit significant future economic opportunities.

Borrowing could hit £300bn as costs of coronavirus rise

Borrowing could hit £300bn as costs of coronavirus rise

Caroline Elsom - Economy

New Centre for Policy Studies ‘cost of coronavirus’ counter estimates a total direct and indirect cost to Government this year of £246 billion. This could bring total borrowing this year to approximately £300 billion. This total figure is roughly equivalent to double the UK’s current level of healthcare spending - in other words, enough to fund the NHS twice over

Carbon Border Tax would stop Britain hiding its true carbon emissions

Carbon Border Tax would stop Britain hiding its true carbon emissions

Tony Lodge - Tax

A new paper from the Centre for Policy Studies calls for the introduction of a Carbon Border Tax on carbon-intensive imports to reduce global emissions and better support domestic industries.