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Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, is today launching a new policy campaign from its one-year inquiry into human rights, calling on the Prime Minister to confirm that any future Conservative Government will ensure the UK remains a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) after Brexit. This Spring, Bright Blue will launch the final…
Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, has criticised the Government's decision to reverse the rise in Class 4 NICS for the self-employed from 2018 Commenting, Ryan Shorthouse, Director of Bright Blue, said: “It was perfectly reasonable and justifiable to narrow the gap in the contributions made by the self-employed and employees to the public purse. Bright Blue's…
For further comment or to arrange an interview please get in touch with Laura Round This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07543759844. Commenting on the Budget, Ryan Shorthouse, Director of Bright Blue, said: “The Government should celebrate strong economic growth and record levels for employment, particularly for women and young people. But there are two growing economic problems in the UK that need urgent…
Bright Blue, the liberal conservative think tank, welcomes the Government's plan to introduce two-year fast track degrees. Fast-track degrees with higher annual fees are to be introduced in universities under plans announced by the government. Commenting, Ryan Shorthouse, director of Bright Blue said: "We should welcome this. But in order for it to work, especially for mature students, all students…
Thursday, 23 February 2017 14:55

Bright Blue welcomes decline in NEET figures

Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism and conservative modernisers, welcomes the decline in the number of young people (aged 16 to 24) in the UK who were not in education, employment or training (NEET). Commenting on today's ONS figures, James Dobson, researcher at Bright Blue, said: "This continuing decline in the proportion of young people who are…
Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism and conservative modernisers, calls on the Government to abandon the net migration target, whilst controlling and reducing migration. Bright Blue welcomes the end of freedom of movement, and believes Brexit is an opportunity for politicians and policy-makers to find better ways to control immigration. Commenting on today's ONS migration figures, Ryan…
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