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Business is the wealth generator of the UK, and small and family businesses are the often neglected heart of the UK economy, with family businesses alone employing nearly four in ten of the UK’s workforce. We propose ways to make the UK an economy all businesses can thrive in.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

UK should adopt ‘full expensing’ to boost business

UK should adopt ‘full expensing’ to boost business

Stephen J. Entin -

Former Reagan adviser urges UK to adopt ‘full expensing’ as most cost-effective way to boost business 

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.

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.