Publications

Part of our mission at Centre is to inform debate and to produce new ideas. This is where we publish papers to focus on different areas of policy and to explore the different points of view on a certain topic. We also produce briefing papers to offer both the background to a subject and a policy proposal.

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Choose progress:

This plan sets out what a centrist and moderate United Kingdom would look like. It would be a country that takes the best ideas from both the left and the right and looks at what policies work in other countries. Therefore, we back both strong public services and boosting businesses by creating a free market economy.

Fighting HIV and AIDS: How we can win the battle against HIV and AIDS (briefing paper):

The new drug in development to cure HIV which focuses on stunning and then killing the virus is a huge step forwards in medicine. It means that for the first time since the aids outbreak occurred a world free of HIV and Aids is possible. With such a situation possible, the UK government must be prepared to distribute the new drugs. This paper therefore contains a definition of HIV and Aids, looks at their histories, explores the drugs used to treat them and then proposes a plan for distributing the drugs in the UK.

The future of highspeed rail: The options for highspeed rail in the UK (briefing paper):

This paper will look at the different high speed rail options for the UK. These include the HS2/3, a maglev line and a Hyperloop system. Whilst this paper will not recommend a specific course of action it will look at the scientific background, histories, existing examples, advantages, disadvantages and proposed routes for these proposals. This paper will also include several possible solutions for issues a hyperloop or maglev system may need to overcome.

Bathroom Breaks: Allowing students to use the toilets during lessons (briefing paper):

This paper both looks at the issue’s students face in being unable to access to bathrooms during lesson times and proposes that all curriculum’s in the UK be altered to ensure students have access to bathroom breaks during lessons.

A pride manifesto: Equality for the LGBTQ+ community (briefing paper):

For pride month, we have written this paper looking at improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people. This includes changes in areas such as education, legal changes, Justice, health, housing and the economy and Jobs.

The future of working from home: Protecting working from home during COVID-19 (briefing paper):

This paper will explore how working from home can be encouraged more after the COVID-19 outbreak. It will explore the current UK laws on the issue, how other countries handle and encourage working from home (Finland, Germany and the Netherlands) and what policy proposals we would support the UK taking up with these other countries in mind.

Excluded to Included: Expanding the governments income support schemes (briefing paper):

This paper is a collection of our practical policy solutions to including those who have been excluded from the government income support schemes. This is an urgent matter, as the risk of a second COVID-19 wave increases each day. If a second wave hits the UK, it is paramount that we ensure the self-employed are not forgotten and get the support they need.

Expanding furlough: Including more people in the CJRS and SEISS (Draft white paper):

This paper is a collection of our practical policy solutions to including those who have been excluded from the government income support schemes. This is an urgent matter, as the risk of a second COVID-19 wave increases each day. If a second wave hits the UK, it is paramount that we ensure the self-employed are not forgotten and get the support they need.

A set of scales with words surrounding it about those who have been excluded from government support.

The text reads: "A public inquiry into the excluded. Briefing paper - Why we need a public inquiry into those excluded from the CJRS and SEISS. By Torrin Wilkins, October 21st 2021. Centre Think Tank ISSN 2634-4696".

A public inquiry into the excluded: Why we need a public inquiry into those excluded from the CJRS and SEISS (Briefing paper):

This paper looks at stories from those who were unable to access the governments income support schemes and the pain this caused those who were excluded from support. It also supports an inquiry into why people were excluded and how we can prevent people from being excluded from government schemes in the future.

A person being vaccinated with the words "Our best shot, Why we need to vaccinate under 18's (Briefing paper). Pushkin Defyer, July 13th, 2021. Centre Think Tank ISSN 2634-4696".

Our best shot: Why we need to vaccinate under 18’s (Briefing paper):

This paper looks at why those under 18 should be given vaccines to protect against COVID-19. The paper concludes that we should vaccinate those between 12-17. This would be to cut case rates, reach heard immunity, safeguard our children’s education and prevent further serious mutations, 12–17-year-olds should receive vaccinations.

A computer with the words "Computer says no: The issues with vaccine passports and NHS IT systems (Briefing paper). Jasneet Samrai, September 7th, 2021. Centre Think Tank ISSN 2634-4696".

Computer says no: The issues with vaccine passports and NHS IT systems (Briefing paper):

This paper looks at how issues with NHS IT systems logging vaccines has caused issues as the government rolls out vaccine passports. As a result we recommend scrapping vaccine passports and fixing NHS IT systems.

A runner going down a road towards a mountain range. Above this is a blue sky with the sun in the corner. The paper says "A second pandemic: Improving mental health services for every generation. Briefing paper. By Pushkin Defyer, October 11th 2021. Centre Think Tank ISSN 2634-4696".

A second pandemic: Improving mental health services for every generation. (Briefing paper):

This paper provides a new plan to protect and improve mental health within the UK. It does this by finding solutions for people at every stage of life tailored to their needs in early, middle and old age.