During my first few months as a minister in this department, I’ve been struck by how much we’ve achieved in recent years to help people think smarter about planning for…
The discrimination that still exists in our society, often unconsciously, is an unjust and immoral barrier to human freedom and flourishing. This is why mitigating the discrimination still faced by…
Especially since the implementation of the Human Rights Act (HRA) by the Labour Government in 1998, which incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into UK law, Conservative voters…
One of the key factors in the Conservative Party’s failure to secure a majority in the House of Commons in June’s general election was young people’s decision to overwhelmingly support…
The Chancellor needs some bold announcements on housing in the Budget. This is a political and economic imperative. Together with policy issues like climate change and health, policies on housing…
The price of housing – both for ownership and rent – is uniquely and problematically expensive in many areas of the UK, especially in the South of England. Since the…
The Chancellor does not need to abandon the plan for deficit reduction. It is still crucial to achieve a structural budget surplus.
The UK’s natural environment is a breathtaking and extraordinary asset. It provides substantial economic, social, and health benefits including a sustainable and resilient farming industry, beautiful landscapes for people to…
Brexit presents the UK with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform the current system of rural payments and, in turn, to deliver better outcomes for the natural environment and for wider…
Climate change is the top issue for 18 to 28 year olds. Recent polling, commissioned by Bright Blue, of younger voters reinforces the popularity of climate policies with this demographic.
At this turbulent time, it is crucial that the government gets one of its flagship reforms right. Done properly, Universal Credit has the potential to be successful.
The renewed conservative interest in environmental issues is politically timely. At the last general election, Labour consistently outperformed the Conservatives among voters aged under 47. Conservatives urgently need new policies…
The Tories’ introduction of the new benefits system has been shambolic. But it can be rectified.
Research commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions has found that applicants with typically white British names were more likely to be shortlisted for jobs than those with names associated with…
Bright Blue Director Ryan Shorthouse writes to the Times about vice-chanellor pay
Bright Blue Board of Directors Member Alexandra Jezeph writes for JLL on housing policy
Bright Blue Communications Manager Laura Round writes for the Times about climate change and young voters
Bright Blue Director Ryan Shorthouse writes about student tuition fees in Research Professional
Bright Blue Communications Manager Laura Round speaks on Channel 4 News from the Conservative Party Conference
Bright Blue Associate Fellow Kate Malby writes for the Guardian on younger voters and the Conservative Party
Bright Blue Director Ryan Shorthouse writes about vice-chancellor pay for Conservative Home
Bright Blue Director Ryan Shorthouse speaks on BBC Radio 4’s Westminster Hour
Bright Blue Senior Research Fellow Sam Hall writes to the Daily Telegraph on fossil fuels
Bright Blue Director Ryan Shorthouse writes for the London Evening standard on student loan repayment
Researcher Eamonn Ives write for ConservativeHome on the recent energy auction
Bright Blue Director Ryan Shorthouse writes for the Times Red Box on student loan reform
Bright Blue Director Ryan Shorthouse has written to the Times on excessive pay for Vice-Chancellors
Researcher James Dobson writes for CapX on the relationship between conservatism and human rights
Sir Michael Tugendhat introduces Bright Blue’s new report “Fighting for freedom?” in the Telegraph
Antionette Sandbach’s piece for Bright Blue appears on Conservative Home on how improving productivity will determine our economic success.
Lord Maude’s piece for Bright Blue’s magazine appears on the Telegraph on how a capitalist system can reconnect young people to conservatism.
Ed Vaizey’s piece for Bright blue’s magazine appears on CAPX on the importance of creative industries for the future economy.
Chris Green’s article in Bright Blue’s latest magazine appears on Reaction on the changing world of work, post university.
Bright Blue Senior Researcher Sam Hall writes a blog for Green Alliance on home energy improvements
Bright Blue director Ryan Shorthouse writes for Poverty, the journal of the Child Poverty Action Group, reflecting on 25 years since John Smith’s Commission on Social Justice.
Bright Blue director Ryan Shorthouse writes for the Telegraph on how Britain can use Brexit to become a leader of human rights.
Bright Blue senior researcher James Dobson writes for Conservative Home on what Conservatives can do to defeat discrimination.
Bright Blue Director appears on BBC Radio Kent to discuss the disability policies from the ‘Britain breaking barriers’ report
Bright Blue Associate Fellow Kate Maltby writes for the Guardian on the future of the Conservative Party
Bright Blue Associate Fellow Rupert Myers argues the case for a collaborative approach to Brexit in City AM
Bright Blue Senior Researcher Sam Hall writes for The Telegraph on the French ban on petrol and diesel cars
Bright Blue’s Senior Researcher Sam Hall joins the Guardian Politics Weekly podcast to discuss the public sector pay cap
Bright Blue Senior Researcher Sam Hall writes for The Times Red Box on how the Conservative Party must modernise
Bright Blue Researcher James Dobson writes for The Times Red Box defending the Conservative tuition fee policy
Bright Blue chair Mathew D’ancona writes for the Guardian on the Conservative’s need for change.