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New figures from UCAS show that more UK 18 year olds than ever before gained a place at universities and colleges in 2016. The figures also show that fewer mature students are enrolling into university and that the number of acceptances from non-EU countries fell for the first time since 2011. Commenting on the UCAS End of Cycle Report, Bright…
· Bright Blue has launched a campaign calling for more scrutiny of FCO’s human rights record · It is important that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson speaks out more on these issues, and is better advised and held more to account in doing soAhead of International Human Rights Day [10 December], Bright Blue has launched a campaign calling for an independent…
Bright Blue calls for the Government to launch a new national mission to ensure everyone can read, write and speak English. Government should make it a requirement for all immigrants - if they want to receive any benefits - to prove that they can speak English by having an approved qualification, or at least be working towards one. In response…
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. Commenting on today's ONS migration figures, Ryan Shorthouse, Director of Bright Blue, said: "The Government's net migration target is a poor and failed policy. It is neither achievable nor desirable. Instead of just…
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 16:37

Bright Blue’s response to Autumn Statement

For further comment or to arrange and 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 Autumn Statement, Ryan Shorthouse, Director of Bright Blue, said: “There were some welcome policies - banning estate agency fees on renters and raising the National Minimum Wage. However, taken together, the package doesn’t go far enough in matching the…
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 00:00

Close coal early, argue Tory modernisers

Earlier today, Government has announced details of its coal phase-out policy. Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, argues that the government should phase coal out by 2023 - two years earlier than announced. This is backed up by Bright Blue research, using analysis by independent energy analysts Aurora Energy Research. This approach would yield greater carbon savings,…
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