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.
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' 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’ 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.
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' proposes new reforms - including mentoring programmes and 'Unicorn Visas' - to help the UK nurture homegrown entrepreneurs and promote the next generation of tech companies.
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.
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.
Labour's nationalisation agenda could cost the government £176bn, or £6,500 for every household, concludes research by the Centre for Policy Studies.
Rishi Sunak MP calls for the Government to back the creation of a new exchange for SME bonds aimed at everyday savers.
The Labour Party is wrong to argue against increasing mechanisation. It would impede productivity growth, depress wage growth, and encourage economic activity to relocate.
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 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.
Corporation tax cuts have had a positive impact but Labour have threatened to reverse them
The UK manufacturing sector needs a supply side revolution if it is to continue to occupy a competitive position on the world stage. There is a continuing need for UK manufacturing, particularly in boosting productivity and exports.