Economy 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.

Image of a person holding a microphone. Infront of the image if the words "Choose Progress" and below them the word "Centre".

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.

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.