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Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism and conservative modernisers, has today published a report urging the government to support a new home energy improvement scheme following the end of the unsuccessful Green Deal in 2015. The think tank shows how and why the Green Deal was a failure, and proposes new policies to incentivise people to install…
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 proposes that migrants should pay a new class of National Insurance for two years which would provide extra funding to help local communities struggling with substantial levels of immigration. Commenting on…
In light of the Government's decision to announce a further review of funding for the £18bn Hinkley Point nuclear power station, Ben Caldecott, Associate Fellow at Bright Blue, said: "The Government should abandon Hinkley C - pursuing it in light of all the evidence of cost reductions in other technologies would be deeply irresponsible. We need a new ‘Plan A’.…
Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, today calls on the new Home Secretary to control migration in alternative ways to the net migration target. Ryan Shorthouse, Director of Bright Blue, said: "The Government should control and reduce the level of migration into the UK. But the current net migration target should be abandoned, since it is arbitrary…
Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, has today launched a campaign calling for all city councils in England to have the power to establish low emission zones to reduce air pollution. London will soon introduce an ultra-low emission zone and the Government plans to introduce low emission zones (‘clean air zones’) in five UK cities (Birmingham, Leeds,…
Bright Blue reacts to today’s speech by the Secretary of State for Energy and the Environment and urges leadership contenders to prioritise protecting the environment. Bright Blue will remain neutral in the leadership contest. As an independent think tank and pressure group, it backs particular ideas rather than particular people. Ben Caldecott, Associate Fellow of Bright Blue, said: “Protecting the…
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