Skills

Britain’s quest for productivity growth: Hammond’s small step in the right direction

The Centre responds to a number of policy announcements made by the Chancellor Philip Hammond in the 2017 Budget.

By The Centre

Making Markets Work

Business rates are locked in the past

Writing for CapX, director of the Centre for Progressive Capitalism Thomas Aubrey argues that the current business rates system is not fit for a dynamic 21st century economy. The current system suffers from its inability to signal to firms the changing nature of rents through time. “The system is based on the idea of setting […]

By Thomas Aubrey

Skills

How skills policy can energise the modern industrial strategy

To solve the technical skills shortage and energise the industrial strategy, the government must empower prospective students and technical course providers with the data they need to make the right choices

By Andy Norman

Governance

Why Britain’s lax competition framework needs to change

The government ought to provide the Competition & Markets Authority with broader powers to prevent the acquisition of UK firms if this reduces competition at national, regional or global level. Such a change will likely spur innovation in search for other sources of earnings growth, which may lead to greater investment and productivity

By Thomas Aubrey

Britain’s quest for productivity growth: Hammond’s small ...

By The Centre

Business rates are locked in the past

By Thomas Aubrey

How skills policy can energise the modern industrial strateg ...

By Andy Norman

Why Britain’s lax competition framework needs to change

By Thomas Aubrey