MENU
Your location:

Business and enterprise

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.

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.

Herding Unicorns

Herding Unicorns

- Media & Technology

'Herding Unicorns' proposes new reforms - including mentoring programmes and 'Unicorn Visas' - to help the UK nurture homegrown entrepreneurs and promote the next generation of tech companies.

All Hands on Deck

All Hands on Deck

Guy Opperman MP and Laura Farris - Economy

Businesses and employers can and should do more to help close Britain’s productivity gap. Guy Opperman MP suggests Britain businesses should follow the example of US firms who found high employee engagement was reflected in at least a 20% boost to productivity and profitability.

Fair Business Banking for All

Fair Business Banking for All

Kevin Hollinrake MP - Economy

Small and medium businesses are the lifeblood of the British economy but many fail to scale up because they are reluctant to take on the borrowing they need due to a lack of trust in big banks.

The Cost of Nationalisation

The Cost of Nationalisation

Daniel Mahoney - Economy

Labour's nationalisation agenda could cost the government £176bn, or £6,500 for every household, concludes research by the Centre for Policy Studies.

A New Era for Retail Bonds

A New Era for Retail Bonds

Rishi Sunak MP - Economy

Rishi Sunak MP calls for the Government to back the creation of a new exchange for SME bonds aimed at everyday savers.

Why Britain Needs More Robots

Why Britain Needs More Robots

Daniel Mahoney - Manufacturing

The Labour Party is wrong to argue against increasing mechanisation. It would impede productivity growth, depress wage growth, and encourage economic activity to relocate.

The Australian Supermodel: Lessons for the UK

The Australian Supermodel: Lessons for the UK

The Hon Alexander Downer AC -

Alexander Downer, Australia's High Commissioner to the UK, says Britain should use the opportunities from Brexit and Australia is eager to begin negotiating a free trade deal.

Strikes in Essential Services: Time for further protection for the public?

Strikes in Essential Services: Time for further protection for the public?

Nicholas Finney OBE - Public Services

Strikes in the "essential services" are banned in most Western economies, apart from in the UK. The government must do more to protect the public from strike action in public services.