Centre for Policy Studies


The morality of growth

The economic turmoil of recent years has seen a renewed focus on Britain’s failure to grow. This essay, by CPS Director Robert Colvile, sets out how this is a much longer-term problem than we think – that the growth ceiling of the British economy has...

The new majority: the state and future of the British centre-right

Over the last few years, the centre-right coalition in the United Kingdom has broadened beyond recognition – illustrated most strikingly by the Conservative Party’s landslide win at the 2019 election. The author of this report argues that the conservative movement’s future lies in paying disproportionate...
Briefing paper

Solving the childcare challenge

Britain has the highest childcare costs in the developed world – a typical two-earner family in the UK spends around 30% of their household income on nurseries and childminders. This briefing paper puts forward a threefold solution that would deliver for families and the economy...
Briefing paper

Cutting the cost of living

This briefing paper outlines a host of measures that the UK Government could implement immediately to help address the short term challenges of the cost of living crisis – most at minimal or no cost to the Treasury.
Policy report

The Competition and Markets Authority: a reboot for the 2020s

A majority of businesses do not know that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) enforces competition law in the United Kingdom. In the report, Andrew Tyrie, who chaired the watchdog from 2018 to 2020, makes a number of recommendations for reform of the competition watchdog...