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Lost Learning: How children can catch up after Covid

Lost Learning: How children can catch up after Covid

Rachel Wolf; Gabriel Milland; Jonathan Simons -

The Housing Guarantee

The Housing Guarantee

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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.

Budget 2021: A Recipe for Recovery?

Budget 2021: A Recipe for Recovery?

Tom Clougherty - Economy

CPS urges Chancellor to help private sector drive recovery

History Repeating? The lessons of the postwar recovery

History Repeating? The lessons of the postwar recovery

Jethro Elsden - Economy

History Repeating? The lessons of the postwar recovery

Don't Hike Stamp Duty

Don't Hike Stamp Duty

Jethro Elsden -

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 Northern Big Bang: Unleashing Investment in the North

A Northern Big Bang: Unleashing Investment in the North

The Rt Hon Jake Berry -

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.

The Universal Credit Uplift: The Way Forward

The Universal Credit Uplift: The Way Forward

James Heywood -

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: The Case for Restraint

Public Sector Pay: The Case for Restraint

- Economy

Public sector pay freeze could save up to £23 billion by 2023

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.