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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.

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.

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.

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.